Pentagon announces new UFO investigation unit

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The Department of Defense has officially announced its latest effort to get to the bottom of the UFO mystery.

Known as the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG), the new unit will serve as the successor to the US Navy’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.

According to an official release by the Department of Defense, the AOIMSG will “synchronize efforts across the Department and the broader US government to detect, identify and attribute objects of interests in Special Use Airspace (SUA), and to assess and mitigate any associated threats to safety of flight and national security.”

The Pentagon has also announced the formation of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Executive Council (AOIMEXEC), which will be made up of DoD and other intelligence agency officials and will offer “a venue for US government interagency representation.”

The official release also goes on to say:

“Incursions by any airborne object into our SUA pose safety of flight and operations security concerns, and may pose national security challenges. DOD takes reports of incursions – by any airborne object, identified or unidentified – very seriously, and investigates each one.

This decision is the result of planning efforts and collaboration conducted by OUSD and other DoD elements at the direction of Deputy Secretary Hicks, to address the challenges associated with assessing UAP occurring on or near DOD training ranges and installations highlighted in the DNI preliminary assessment report submitted to Congress in June 2021.

The report also identified the need to make improvements in processes, policies, technologies, and training to improve our ability to understand UAP.”

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