The new unit will articulate the work of all State agencies to identify potential threats to US airspace.
The United States Department of Defense announced Tuesday the creation of the new Air Objects Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG), which will primarily study unexplained aerial sightings.
The AOIMSG will be the successor to the Working Group on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena of the country's Navy, which formerly had this task but enhancing its efforts to synchronize the entire Pentagon and other government agencies "to detect, identify and attribute objects of interest. in special use airspace, as well as evaluating and mitigating any threat associated with flight safety and national security".
According to the Department of Defense, incursions by any object into US particular use airspace raises "concerns about flight and operational safety." Therefore, the issue is severe. That is why they stressed that it takes "very seriously" reports of incursions of aerial objects, whether they are identified or unidentified, opening investigations in each case.
For the next few weeks, the Pentagon said it would clarify the scope of the new program, the structure of the group, how it will be implemented, and how many resources it will have.
He did make clear that the decision to create this new group was made after the intelligence report on sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) made by the US military, and that was published last June.
The document called the UFO reports studied to date "largely inconclusive" but acknowledged that defense analysts and intelligence agents were unable primarily to determine the nature of the phenomena described.
The report proposed five possible scenarios to explain UFO phenomena: an airborne disorder (such as birds, balloons, drones, or debris such as plastic bags); the occurrence of natural atmospheric phenomena; US government or industrial development programs; systems of foreign adversaries or were classified as "other."
Of the 144 "unexplained" incidents reviewed by specialists and witnessed by a member of the Military Forces between 2004 and 2021, it was determined that in most cases, they were "physical objects," as they were recorded by sensors infrared radars, and electro opticians.
The most curious thing was that in 18 cases, unusual movement patterns or flight characteristics were observed. According to the report, some UFOs "appeared to remain motionless high in the air, move against the wind, perform abrupt maneuvers or move at considerable speed, with no discernible means of propulsion.