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Navy Releases Photos of Chinese Spy Balloon Recovery Effort


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The US Navy has just released photos showing the recovery of pieces of the  Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down in South Carolina.

A total of five navy ships were part of the recovery effort.

And in total, the area where debris was found was mapped out as around  1,500 square meters.

Take a look at some of the pics here:

CNBC News broke the story:

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday released photos showing the recovery of the remnants of a Chinese spy balloon that was shot down over the weekend on the orders of President Joe Biden off the coast of South Carolina.

The photos were taken Sunday, a day after an American fighter jet fired on the 200-foot-tall balloon, sending it hurtling down into the Atlantic Ocean in a dramatic scene caught live on TV.

China has claimed that the balloon, which first was spotted by the public flying over Montana last Wednesday, was a wayward “civilian unmanned airship” that was primarily conducting weather research.

But Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the balloon was being used by China “in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States.”

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Five Navy ships were involved in the effort to recover debris from the balloon over a 10-square-mile search area off the coast of Myrtle Beach.

The debris field was the size of 1,500 square meters, according to officials, who said the balloon’s payload weighed more than a ton.

Newsweek added to the story too:

The U.S. Navy has released photos of the cleanup mission of the Chinese spy balloon that traveled across American and Canadian soil over the weekend prior to being shot down by the U.S. military.

Images showed Navy sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recovering the debris from the high-altitude surveillance balloon on February 5. That unit includes highly trained and skilled service personnel well-versed in explosives, diving and parachuting.



 

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