The United States Department of Defense has reorganized its task force responsible for tracking down unidentified flying objects (UFOs). This is what emerges from a press release published Tuesday by the Pentagon’s press service.
Washington is stepping up efforts to investigate possible extraterrestrial activity after officials admitted they could not explain the phenomenon of UFO sightings.
As specified, the new unit, which will replace the previously existing group for the study of so-called unidentified aerial phenomena, will be called AOIMSG (Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group).
The Department’s text indicates that the AOIMSG will synchronize the efforts of the Department of Defense, as well as other departments of the US government, to detect, identify and establish ownership of objects of interest.
The group will also assess UFO-related threats to flight safety and national security.
“Incursions by any airborne object into our SUA pose flight and operational safety concerns, and may pose national security concerns,” the Department writes.
Pentagon officials note that “The Department of Defense takes reports of aerial incursions by any flying object, identified or unidentified, very seriously and investigates each one. »
Earlier this year, officials confirmed they had investigated 144 UFO sightings reported by government sources since 2004, including unexplained vehicles that were moving at speeds of up to 43,000 miles per hour and changing direction in the blink of an eye.
Most of the incidents — such as the near-daily sightings of UFOs harassing a warship near San Diego in 2017 — were not part of US programs they intended to keep secret, according to the task force’s report to Congress.