On February 12, the US Air Force destroyed an aircraft found in the airspace over Lake Huron (located between US Michigan and Canadian Ontario). According to FOX News citing officials, the F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter and two Sidewinder missiles were used to hit the Air Force facility – one of them did not hit the target.
The FOX material notes that the site of the landing of the first rocket is still unknown. Its cost is about $400 thousand.
Since the end of January 2023, the US authorities have regularly reported the destruction of air objects that pose a danger to civil aviation. The first such incident occurred on January 28, when a PRC stratospheric balloon entered the airspace over Alaska.
For more information about unidentified flying objects over the United States, see Kommersant’s article “The whole sky was searched.”