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Video: Justin Trudeau ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace

High-altitude object shot down over northern Canada

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NORAD shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.

Officials announced that an object flying at a high altitude in northern Canada was brought down in the Yukon.

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, stated that he had ordered the destruction of the object after it entered Canadian airspace in violation. In response, both Canadian and American aircraft were deployed and a U.S. F-22 was able to successfully shoot down the object, according to Trudeau’s tweet.

The Canadian Forces will now collect and examine the remains of the object, according to Trudeau.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command announced on Saturday that its radar systems and aircraft monitored an object flying at a high altitude over northern Canada.

This news follows the White House’s announcement that an unknown object of high altitude was brought down over the waters near Alaska.

On Friday, the White House National Security Council spokesperson, John Kirby, stated that the object was approximately the size of a small car and flying at approximately 40,000 feet.

The U.S. Northern Command added on Saturday that they have no additional information on the capabilities, purpose, or origin of the object.

Following the event, the U.S. Commerce Department announced on Friday that it has included six Chinese entities on their Entity List due to their support for the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) military modernization initiatives, particularly those related to aerospace programs such as airships, balloons, and related components and materials.

These items are utilized by the People’s Liberation Army for intelligence gathering and reconnaissance purposes, according to an official press release.

The inclusion of these companies on the list means that they will be prevented from obtaining U.S. technology and items without government approval.

The U.S. government aims to send a clear message to global companies, governments, and other interested parties that the entities on the list pose a risk to national security, as stated in the press release.


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