Many reports of unidentified objects have alarmed US congressmen, who have wondered how safe America's airspace is.
The US Department of Defense has created an office to track unidentified objects in space, air and under water, as well as those objects that may move between these environments, writes Space.com. Now government control of UFOs, which have been rechristened “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” (UAPs), is back at a level not seen in decades.
This is due to the fact that in recent months, hearings and secret briefings have been held in the US Congress, during which lawmakers were reported on numerous sightings of unidentified objects by representatives of the Armed Forces. During the hearing, congressmen expressed concern that America's airspace might not be as safe as people used to think.
With this in mind, the Pentagon has announced the creation of a new agency called the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO. The office reports to the Office of Intelligence and Security and will be headed by Sean Kirkpatrick, formerly chief scientist at the US Department of Defense's Space and Missile Intelligence Center.
The AARO is expected to coordinate the efforts of the Department of Defense and the federal government to “locate, identify, and attribute objects of interest at or near military installations, operations areas, training ranges, special-purpose airspace, and other areas.” The goal is to address national security threats. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks said the new office is now the Department of Defense's focal point for all UAPs and related activities.
What will the new office do?
AARO will work in six main areas: observation, collection and reporting; system capabilities and design; intelligence operations and analysis; defeat; control; science and technology. The office will attempt to detect and identify “anomalous, unidentified space, airborne, underwater and trans-medium objects.” By transmedium, we mean objects that can, for example, switch from air flight to space flight or soar into the air from under water.
As Focus wrote earlier, in the House of Representatives of Congress The United States held the first public hearings in half a century that deal with the issue of UFOs. During the hearing, Pentagon officials reported that the US military had 11 close encounters with UFOs, in total there are 400 evidence of sightings of unidentified objects.
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