A recent evaluation of unidentified aerial objects that flew over Japan’s airspace lately “strongly” suggests they had been Chinese language spy balloons, in keeping with Tokyo’s defence ministry.
“After additional evaluation of particular balloon-shaped flying objects beforehand recognized in Japanese airspace, together with these in November 2019, June 2020 and September 2021, we have now concluded that the balloons are strongly presumed to be unmanned reconnaissance balloons flown by China,” the defence ministry mentioned in a press release late Tuesday.
It mentioned it had “strongly demanded China’s authorities verify the details” of the incident and “that such a state of affairs not happen once more sooner or later.”
“Violations of airspace by overseas unmanned reconnaissance balloons and different means are completely unacceptable,” it added.
Japan mentioned final week it was re-analysing a sequence of incidents involving unidentified aerial objects in gentle of a Chinese language spy balloon shot down by america after crossing US territory.
Within the wake of the incident, the US navy adjusted radar settings to detect smaller objects and found three extra unidentified craft that President Joe Biden ordered shot down — one over Alaska, one other over Canada and the third over Lake Huron off Michigan.
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