Pentagon widens scope of UFO-hunting unit

This article links to a state controlled Russian media. Read more. US defense officials have renamed the unidentified phenomena group and expanded its mission beyond space and air After decades of being tight-lipped or publicly dismissive about the existence of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), the Pentagon is ramping up the unit that tracks such phenomena and expanding its mission to include objects that move underwater or across multiple mediums. Just eight months after publicly creating its UFO-tracking unit, called the Airborne Object Identification and Management Group, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has given the group a new name to reflect its broader purview: the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). The move, which was made earlier this month and announced on Wednesday, reflects a directive from Congress to broaden the military’s probing of unidentified moving objects that could pose security threats. The AARO will coordinate efforts across the federal government to “detect, identify and attribute objects of interest” that appear around military installations and other sensitive areas, the Pentagon said. And as necessary, the unit will “mitigate and defeat” security threats. “This includes anomalous, unidentified space, airborne, submerged and transmedium objects.” Read more NASA joins UFO hunt A transmedium object…

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Pentagon widens scope of UFO-hunting unit

Updated: July 22, 2022 — 10:27 pm