WASHINGTON | The Pentagon announced Friday, the establishment of a unit formally in charge of studying unidentified flying objects (ufos), which has been entrusted to the US Navy.
With the creation of the “work cell on unidentified aerial phenomena”, which was approved on August 4, the department intends to “better understand and know the nature and origin of these phenomena, said a spokesman for the u.s. department of Defense, Susan Gough, in a press release.
For the us military, the “unidentified aerial phenomena” have nothing to do with potential little green men, but rather with the very real adversaries of the United States.
Washington is particularly concerned by the capabilities of spying on China using drones or other airborne means.
The new unit of the Pentagon’s mission is to “detect, analyse and catalogue these unidentified aerial phenomena that could represent a threat to the national security of the United States,” said the spokesperson.
The Pentagon “takes seriously any incursion of aircraft not allowed on our training centres or in our airspace, and reviews each report” about this, she added.
The u.s. Senate was concerned, in June, the activities of the Pentagon in this area, thus confirming officially the existence of an informal working group on this topic, unveiled in 2017 by the New York Times.
The new unit formalises the operations of these members and will allow the Congress to follow their activities more closely.
The Pentagon has released, at the end of April, three videos taken by pilots of the US Navy showing meetings in flight with what appear to be ufos. One of those videos – all in black-and-white – date of November 2004 and the other two of January 2015.
On one, we can see an object of oblong shape moving rapidly, a few seconds after being spotted by one of the sensors on board the aircraft of the U.S. Navy, disappears on the left to the result of a sudden acceleration.
In another video, one distinguishes an object from above the clouds, the pilot is asking if it is a drone.