Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?
U.S. Navy pilots and sailors won't be considered crazy for reporting unidentified flying objects, under new rules meant to encourage them to keep track of what they see writes Iain Boyd for Phys.org.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
May 17, 2019- No, little green men aren't likely after the conquest of humanity. Boyd's piece for Phys.org highlights the reason why the Pentagon wants to identify UFOs: they're unidentified. If a warfighter on the ground or in the sky can't ID an object, that creates a issue since they don't know if it's friendly, adversarial, or neutral. Last year, the Department of Defense released footage captured from a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet using the Raytheon ATFLIR Pod that was being operated by a trained aerial observer and weapons system operator that showed an object traveling below them that has not yet been identified. With improved technology, Boyd argues that the DoD can reduce UFO sightings simply by providing enabling technologies to identify what people and equipment are observing.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor