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US Navy will lead study on unidentified aerial phenomena

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 5 oct 2020, 9:29 por Plataforma Sites Dgac   [ actualizado el 5 oct 2020, 9:29 ]
On Friday, August 14, 2020, the United States Department of Defense issued a statement about the creation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), the new unit of the US Government that will be in charge of officially investigating anomalous aerial phenomena.
Picture from one of the US Navy videos of anomalous aerial phenomena.

In August, 2020, the US Pentagon announced the creation of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF), which will be in charge of officially studying anomalous aerial phenomena.
The unit was born after its creation was approved on August 4, 2020 by Deputy Secretary of Defense, David L. Norquist. 

According to the statement, the Department of the Navy will be in charge of leading the UAPTF, “under the cognizance of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.” 

According to the release, “The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs.  The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.”

“The safety of our personnel and the security of our operations are of paramount concern. The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously and examine each report. This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing”, the statement concludes. 

Gradual opening 

The statement was released during a gradual opening within the US government to discuss the issue and publicly admitting having knowledge of incidents that have been witnessed by military personnel.

In 2017, media such as The New York Times began publishing articles and filtering videos captured by US Navy fighter jets showing unidentified phenomena.

At the end of April 2020, the Pentagon officially released those videos that had been leaked three years earlier, acknowledging their authenticity and that they showed unidentified phenomena. Meanwhile, other media, such as Popular Mechanics magazine, published articles on secret programs within the US Department of Defense that would have operated between 2007 and 2012. 

After pressure from US congressmen and senators, such as the Democratic Senator for the state of Nevada Harry Reid and the Republican senator for the state of Florida Marco Rubio, the Pentagon finally announced the creation of the UAPTF, which has opened the door to wild speculations among those interested in ufology about the possibility of new official revelations.