Anand spoke after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday afternoon he had ordered the object shot down after it violated Canadian airspace.
It is far too early in our analysis of the debris as we are still collecting,” Anand said Saturday.
2:50 What’s next after NORAD shot down object in Canadian airspace?.
Global News reported Saturday, citing three security sources, that NORAD was monitoring one or two more objects that may be potential spy balloons.
Within minutes of publication, NORAD confirmed in a statement that they “have positively identified a high-altitude airborne object over Northern Canada.”.
Gallant added that military aircraft “are currently operating from Alaska and Canada in support of (NORAD) activities.”.
Beijing maintains the balloon shot down over the continental U.S. last week was civilian, conducting meteorological research — a claim the U.S. rejects. »