The Defense Department The US government said late on Tuesday that it will create a new group to investigate reports of UFOs in restricted airspace.
The group’s formation comes after the government released a report in June, covering 144 observations, in which it claimed there is insufficient data to determine the nature of mysterious flying objects.
The new Group of Identification and Synchronization of the Management of Objects that Travel by Air It will be supervised by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and officials from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The Undersecretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks, stated in a separate press release that the presence of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) in restricted airspace poses a potential safety risk flight crews and raises potential national security issues.
The new group, which will replace the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force The U.S. Navy will work to detect, identify and attribute the objects, and assess and mitigate any associated threats, the Pentagon said.
The US military has been diverting, debunking, and discrediting observations of unidentified flying objects and “flying saucers” dating back to the 1940s for decades.