Finding out what intelligence China gleaned from spy balloons: Pentagon


The US has said it is still assessing what intelligence China was able to glean from the spy balloons. In February, this spy balloon of China was seen passing over the sensitive sites of the US Army.

The comments from the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, came after a media report said that Chinese spy balloons have collected information about some US military sites through electronic signals.

“At this point in time, we’re still assessing what exactly was the intelligence that China was able to gather, but we do know that there is a lot of intelligence that China was able to gather,” Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told a news conference here. The steps we took helped us to find out what information they (China) were able to collect from satellites in the past.

The balloon entered the US from Alaska on January 28 and flew over sensitive military sites across several states, including Montana, before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina on February 4. The US stores its nuclear material in Montana.

NBC News cited two current senior US officials and a former senior administration official as saying that China was able to control the balloon so that it passed over certain sites multiple times and relayed the information collected to Beijing in real time. Can reach

Singh said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still assessing the information the US got from the balloon.

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