Chinese B/A-1100N Foiled by DOD

| June 30, 2023

DoD: Chinese spy balloon did not collect, transmit data over the US

By Zamone Perez

The Pentagon said Thursday that the Chinese spy balloon that flew across the continental United States earlier this year did not collect any data during its flight.

“It has been our assessment now that [the spy balloon] did not collect while it was transiting the United States or overflying the United States,” Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said during the briefing. “And as we said at the time, we also took step steps to mitigate potential collection efforts.”

Defense officials had previously said the spy balloon did not transmit data back to Beijing, but had not said whether the the devices attached to the spy balloon had been able to collect data.

The spy balloon entered U.S. airspace on Jan. 28 over the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, then made its way across Canada and the continental United States. The airborne craft was spotted by the public over Montana, flying near military installations including nuclear missile silos, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Military Times

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Haha! Yeah, sure.


Didn’t inhale…


That’s right, as certain as Joe Biden didn’t take any bribes. It as sure is the h Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation. As sure as the Steele dossier was the real deal. As certain as Hillary Clinton did not mishandle classified information, or Joe Biden either for that matter.

I’m not saying that our intelligence apparatus has a credibility problem; I’m saying they are the credibility problem.

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Like, at this point, I believe ANYTHING Teh Gooberment sez. NOT!

Forest Bondurant

Of the Pentagon says it didn’t collect and transmit any data, then it did.


When I first saw the headline and it said B/A-1100N, I thought it was going to talk about the 6.5V Battery that powered the TVS-2 Night Vision Sight. Heh, silly me.

FSN’s available upon request. / s

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Reading your comment, Claw, I just now “caught” that.
Well played, ‘Ed, well played.




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I’m stealing this one


One more Ruftbarroon

Skivvy Stacker

Or the English version; “Ledbarroon”.


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Hu’s on first?

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Maybe it was Cpl. Agarn’s Cousin flying the balloon or the chi coms trying to go around the world in 80 days.

Commissioner Wretched

jeff LPH 3 63-66

I was going to add in the Indian chief who said “it is balloon” but couldn’t remember his name.


Jeff, that’s Chief Wild Eagle (played by Frank DeKova).


Sure, nothing to see or worry about here. Move along serfs, keep toiling and pay no attention to either the puppet or puppet master.


Also, wasn’t there a second balloon recently spotted over Montana about a week or so ago?


Balloon? There’s no second balloon…
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A Proud Infidel®™

Yeah, coming from the same Pentagon which crowed for decades that Agent Orange was harmless to people, it only killed vegetation.




I tried to drop a heads-up on the WOT about the UPS strike but got modded somehow.

Just so you and y’all are tracking, UPS ships most, if not almost all, retail ammo in these US of A.

So, not saying it gets hard to get, I am saying HAVE ENOUGH!

My southern avenue-of-approach is range carded up, so make sure to IFF via commo plan A.

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The weakest link in my chain of armor is meds. Can only get a 90 day supply…and my local pharmacist is also restricted to a limited amount. Best case when the SHTF is maybe 180 days worth. I really don’t think they’ll be much warning and certainly don’t want to be caught away from here. I could use another trigger puller, I’m a one man Army with little old lady neighbors for reloaders. Is there anything about “too much ammo”? Didn’t think so. Your feral pavement apes will be coming from your Sierra, mine from the November Whiskey.

Get any warning at all I’ll bug out to COP CRC Timber Ranch. Three miles down the road and a little more defensible than Firebase Magnolia. The bastards will use an EMP, sit back and wait.


Green Thumb

Must have had parts and labor from All-Points Logistics.

Green Thumb

The balloon was white.

Of course they shot it down.


I’m not a commo genius but even I find this claim stupid.

Using no more than 5 watts and a direction VHF antenna, a MBITR can transmit like 12kbs/s.

Again, not a commo savant but the ‘spill’ on a direction antenna, by the nature of it being like a sorcerer’s magnifying glass for fucking magical talkie waves, couldn’t be monitored unless you were hella close and constantly next to the mother fucker.

And I know KU is substantially more focused thanks to experimentation by a bored Infantryman with a KU-on-the-move dome, a poorly grounded headset to determine antenna direction, and the desire to use radio waves to commit war crimes by sterilizing some less than friendly Iraqi men that were staring at us like we were hitting on their goats. Allegedly. In Minecraft.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

12kb/s isn’t fast.
Sounds doable.
I’d need to see the setup.

I know, pointing out that low wattage and a band notorious for interference can still push data.

It don’t take much.

First (h/t Redleg) time I hooked up a satcom to communicate with an object outside the atmosphere with a fraction of the power it takes to illuminate a lightbulb I got a little excited below the belt line, iykwim.

The the Duh-oh-Dee saying that it didn’t xmit is ‘tarded. (see Old Tanker’s comment below)


And that’s just mature technology… what if they have some quantum BS or other new commo technology we don’t know how to monitor yet? (If I were them, I’d sure have some means to get that info back.)

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I think there’s a chink in the Pentalolly’s argument


Why is it everything in me coughs bullshite?


Well, we gave it enough time to XMIT. Didn’t we track the damn thing over half of the country before shooting it down over the Atlantic? I think that it was for safety reasons. We didn’t want it to fall on anyone.

I guess they think everyone out here in flyover county is as stupid as the 83M ass-hats that voted for the current king of dementia occupying the people’s house.

Old tanker

Yeah right. If that was the case then how did the chinese control the balloon causing it to maneuver and linger over sensitive sites. That kind of requires a bit of communication between the balloon and operators.


I also heard that Benghazi was caused by a YouTube video nobody had ever seen. Good thing we have the government to tell us what to believe.


Was Nena a prophetess?

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