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High-altitude object shot down over Alaska, US says

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posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 05:46 PM
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originally posted by: Mantiss2021

originally posted by: ElGoobero
if not a balloon, unmanned, too small to be a helo

drone? UAV?


I doubt that an extraterrestrial vehicle would allow itself to be shot down by mere Earth forces.


Several have been shot down already. Whether they "allowed" themselves to be "shot down,: i.e.: Were they a "gift," is still open to speculation. That they are "extra terrestrial" is also an open question. The UFO literature is full of information on these topics.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66

1 or 2 shoot downs are not going to help the worst president in history.


Debatable... Obama I think did more harm overall.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 06:13 PM
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Large as a car, Cylindrical in shape. North Alaska. Oh.......Shi..............

No wonder, they hide.......... Thanks Joe!



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong


Ummm...wouldn't it be fun if China put hundreds or thousands of these things up...?

Say...a dozen a week...

At well over a million per missile shoot down...

One way to deplete the ole sidewinder inventory...


Too funny...





YouSir



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 06:53 PM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: alldaylong


Ummm...wouldn't it be fun if China put hundreds or thousands of these things up...?

Say...a dozen a week...

At well over a million per missile shoot down...

One way to deplete the ole sidewinder inventory...


Too funny...






YouSir


Yup, that’s what a lot of us are thinking too. Send up a bunch old weather balloons with a bunch of metal chaff hanging, during the super bowl. That will guarantee a bunch of pissed off service men.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

An AIM-9X Block II costs $381,000 per missile. A Block II+ costs $400,000 per missile.



posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

Brings back fond memories...






posted on Feb, 10 2023 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

They shot down an object. LOL





posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: putnam6
Pentagon isn't saying if it is a balloon or not

abcnews.go.com...



shot down another over canada
a few mins ago.

they keep coming!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


lol



posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: YouSir

An AIM-9X Block II costs $381,000 per missile. A Block II+ costs $400,000 per missile.


and a 50 million dollar lighter.

500k? these things should get up and go find the target themself!




posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: sarahvital

They wish it was only $50M. But they were going to have to fly the aircraft anyway, and flight costs for the year are already paid.
edit on 2/11/2023 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 05:40 PM
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posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: YouSir

An AIM-9X Block II costs $381,000 per missile. A Block II+ costs $400,000 per missile.



Ummm...that's just the missile...if you include everything else involved...the F22 fuel ...flight...and maintenance costs per flight...I'm sure we're well over a million per balloon...or cylinder...

Not to mention the tasking for NORAD...probably in the multiple millions...per...

Also to include the U2 shadowing during the entire first balloon...the fuel...flight...and maintenance costs...


We're probably closing in on tens of millions of dollars spent right about now...



YouSir



posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

Except that all of those aircraft were going to get flight time regardless. Their yearly flight schedule was paid for at the start of the fiscal year. They simply redirected their mission for that particular day. The ones that might not have down that day will simply have a day removed from their schedule and that mission moved to another aircraft.
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posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 08:05 PM
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would a C130 gunship

been cheaper, if they had one nearby?

wiki has it's operating ceiling at 28k feet.

i'm sure it probably is higher.

it has a laser guided viper platform and a howser,
the target was a slow moving balloon.
might have been cheaper to use?


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posted on Feb, 11 2023 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: sarahvital

No. They can't shoot upward, and the C-130 ceiling is 28,000 feet. Nowhere near high enough to hit something even as low as 34-35,000 let alone higher.



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