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US Navy fine-tunes protocol

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 14 may 2019, 7:15 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 21 ago 2020, 10:43 ]
The US Navy will have a new protocol to inform about unidentified aircraft in their airspace.

An US Navy unmanned aircraft ready to take off from an aircraft carrier.
According to CNN, the US Navy pilots who believe they have seen unidentified flying objects un areas under their responsibility will have a protocol to inform about those incidents.
 “The Navy is upgrading and making more formal the process to inform the competent authorities about any suspicion of incursions”, it said in a press release.

The document adds that “a new message is being written for the fleet that will detail the steps for the presentation of the reports.”

The Navy doesn’t believe that aliens are flying on the USA airspace, a Navy officer said to CNN. But in the last years, “there have been several reports about unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft that get in several areas controlled by the Army and in the designated airspace,” the document says.
“This kind of incursions can be a security risk and represent a danger both for the Navy and the Air Force. Por segurity and protection reasons, the Navy and the Air Force take these reports very seriously and investigate all and each one of them,” they said.

From now on, there will be a standard way to report incidents and about the radar and other data that can be collected so the military can stock information in the long term for a further analysis, said a Navy officer.

Separately, a high ranking military officer said CNN that some of the recent sightings are from highly classified military aviation programs that are performing tests in the US West.
Since the sightings have caught the attention of the public, US Navy’s high ranking Intelligence officials have informed the Congress and the airmen in general about safety hazards.

According to CNN, for several decades and on and off the Pentagon has financed different efforts to assess incursions and unexplainable phenomena, but the last one was officially closed in 2012.