FOX News: US on ‘heightened alert,’ increasing scrutiny of airspace after downing ‘unidentified object’ over Lake Huron
A US fighter jet shot down an ‘unidentified object’ over Lake Huron Sunday, the fourth such downing in eight days
The Defense Department (DOD) on Sunday attributed the increase in the detection – and shoot-downs – of unidentified flying objects to increased scrutiny of U.S. airspace and enhancing its radar systems.
Melissa Dalton, assistant defense secretary of Homeland Defense, and Gen. Glen VanHerck, head of U.S. North Command, held a press conference Sunday evening, hours after a U.S. fighter jet shot down an “unidentified object” over Lake Huron.
The object, believed to be the same tracked over Montana and monitored by the government the night before, was the fourth object shot out of the sky by U.S. fighter jets in eight days, along with ones over Alaska and Canada and a suspected Chinese spy balloon.
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Update: US jets down 4 objects in 8 days, unprecedented in peacetime (AP)
WNU Editor: This has to be related to recent events …. NORAD gives notice of air defense exercise around Washington, DC, set for Tuesday (FOX News).