The Chinese spy balloon uses equipment developed in the United States

 June 30, 2023

According to reports, a Chinese balloon that floated over the United States and prompted several national security worries surrounding the Asian superpower spied on inhabitants of the United States using technology that was developed in the United States.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which quoted authorities engaged in the early inquiry into the origin and purpose of the balloon, the technology built in the United States assisted China in capturing photographs, videos, and other information, as The Washington Examiner reported.

According to reports, investigators were able to piece together from debris from the Chinese gadget that it had commercially accessible U.S. hardware, some of which was even available for purchase online, combined with specialized Chinese sensors and other equipment. The device was shot down at the beginning of February.

Additional Evidence

The new evidence lends credence to the belief held by many specialists in the field of intelligence, who believe that the balloon was developed for the purpose of spying rather than for the purpose of taking meteorological measurements, as Beijing said.

According to what was said in the Wall Street Journal, "the officials described the Chinese balloon, with its mix of off-the-shelf and specialized equipment, as an inventive attempt by Beijing to conduct surveillance."

On January 28, the balloon crossed into Alaskan airspace from American airspace before continuing on into Canadian territory.

On January 31, the balloon reentered American airspace above the state of Montana, and on February 2, it was found by the general public. On February 4, it was blasted out of the sky off the coast of South Carolina.

A report that was compiled around two months after the trip concluded that the balloon had been successful in gathering intelligence on United States military sites while it was in flight.

The Latest Findings

The most recent findings of the study suggest that the gadget did not send any information back to China, despite the fact that authorities at the time stated that the balloon could be controlled by and relay data in real-time to the Chinese government.

The already tense relationship between the United States and China was complicated further by the episode with the spy balloon. In the eyes of the Chinese government, the decision to shoot down the balloon was excessive.

On the other hand, many members of Congress believed that President Joe Biden's failure to act sooner was disastrous for the country's security.

After an alarm was raised about a high-altitude balloon just this week, the North American Aerospace Defense Command hurried to allay the worries of residents that another Chinese surveillance balloon was flying over the territory of the United States.

The group did clarify that the balloon was not Chinese; rather, it was a privately owned civilian balloon that was registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. Nevertheless, the anxiety was noteworthy in and of itself.

The possibility that an American adversary may conduct surveillance has caused alarm among a significant number of individuals and policymakers.

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