UFOs, unidentified flying objects, have generated concern in American governments throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. In recent years, interest has been reinforced, with the creation of defense organizations for their investigation.
This week it’s the turn of a new one.
The United States Department of Defense formed the Airborne Objects Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG). A very long name to try to explain more than 100 incidents of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).
It will be under the supervision of the Undersecretariat of Defense for Intelligence. This will head, according to ABC News, an executive council that will include the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and senior officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
A new organism to decipher the mysteries of UFOs
Already in 2020, the United States Department of Defense created UAPTF, the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.
Now according to Kathleen Hicks, Undersecretary of Defense, the AOIMSG will seek to work with other departments to “detect, identify and attribute objects of interest”, and “mitigate any threat associated with flight safety and national security”.
The official had expressed concern about the findings of a Defense Department report on UFOs, published in June: there are 143 incidents.
Remember that when talking about UFOs they do not necessarily refer to extraterrestrial spacecraft, but to technology belonging to other countries, unknown to the United States.
The UAPTF was unable to explain the 143 incidents, although it said 18 of them appeared to demonstrate the use of “advanced technology.” The turn now corresponds to the AOIMSG, which absorbs the work of the UAPTF.
Purpose: to improve the defense of North American airspace
In the June report, the need for improvements in the Pentagon’s processes, policies, technologies, and training was also raised to improve its ability to understand these unidentified objects.
“Incursions by any airborne object into our SUA (Special Use Airspace) raise safety concerns for flight and operations safety, and may pose national security challenges,” noted a Pentagon news release.
The term used includes restricted military airspace, areas of military operations, shooting ranges, and places restricted for national security and other uses.