FBI 'very interested' in determining where Chinese spy balloon was manufactured
US military conducts salvage, recovery operations for wreckage from Chinese surveillance mission
Fox News’ Bryan Llenas reports on the U.S. military recovery and salvage operation of the spy balloon used in the Chinese surveillance mission.
U.S. military and federal agencies are continuing their efforts to recover wreckage from the Chinese spy flight that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, with the FBI taking a keen interest in determining the origin of the surveillance balloon's components.
A source familiar with the classified briefing provided to members of Congress on Thursday confirmed to FOX that the Chinese spy balloon had Western-made parts with English writing. The news was first reported by Bloomberg.
Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, told FOX News Digital following Thursday's classified briefing that administration officials didn't definitively dismiss the possibility that American companies could've provided materials used by China to construct the surveillance balloon.
DOWNED CHINESE SPY FLIGHT LINKED TO GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM