Fox News reported that the first missile fired by the US military at a mid-air flying object over Lake Huron on the US-Canadian border missed its target.
The channel, citing unnamed officials, said that the strike was carried out using an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile, which was guided from a fourth-generation F-16 fighter.
The source said: “The first missile equipped with the AIM-9 Sidewinder thermal guidance system did not hit the target.”
He added that it is not known where the missile landed that missed its target, indicating that the second missile destroyed the target.
The channel stated that the cost of the AIM-9 Sidewinder rocket exceeds $400,000.
CNN previously reported that the object dropped over Lake Huron was a small metal ball with a payload. A memo sent by Pentagon officials to US lawmakers on Monday said the object was “slowly sinking” into the water after hitting Lake Huron last Sunday.
Last week, the North American Joint Aerospace Defense Command recorded 3 “unidentified objects”, two of which were shot down in US airspace, and the third in Canadian airspace. US sources said the three objects were much smaller than the Chinese weather balloon (which was shot down last week), flew at low altitude and did not look like it. The latter was destroyed last Sunday over Lake Huron on the US-Canada border. Its wreckage is believed to have landed in Canadian territorial waters.
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