Up-Close Photos Show U.S. Navy Retrieving ‘Chinese Balloon’ From Ocean
We now have a better look at the Chinese surveillance balloon.
The U.S. Navy has shared up-close photos of them retrieving the "Chinese Balloon" from the ocean.
If you recall, the United States shot down the balloon last weekend while it was off the coast of South Carolina.
The operation reportedly involves underwater drones, warships, and inflatable vessels.
In the photos below, you see those in the Navy pulling the fallen balloon onto boats, and they are doing so very carefully out of fear that the balloon could have had explosives attached to it.
The 200-ft tall balloon carried a long sensor package, estimated to be the size of a small regional jet.
As you may imagine the debris field in the ocean is rather wide, with some estimating that it could cover up to 15 football fields.
Here are the photos released by the U.S. Navy on their Facebook page.
Here's the moment the balloon was shot down by a U.S. fighter jet.