Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security USARonald Moultrie, affirmed this Tuesday that the soldiers of his country have encountered “unidentified flying objects” (ufo) and that your department is collecting data for analysis.
Moultrie made the remarks before a subcommittee on Intelligence of the US House of Representatives at a hearing on UFOs, the first session on this issue hosted by the US Congress in more than 50 years.
During the hearing, several legislators emphasized that the reason for this session is to end the stigma on this subject so that the military inform their superiors when they encounter a phenomenon of this type.
Moultrie highlighted that in fiscal year 2022 (which began last October) the Department of Defense has created an office to oversee the collection, treatment and analysis of any encounters with UFOs or phenomena of this type that are not always objects.
400 unidentified phenomena
For his part, the deputy director of US Naval Intelligence, Scott Bray, recalled an official report published in June stating that a total of 144 unidentified phenomena had been detected between 2004 and 2021, adding that this figure It’s up to 400.
Bray explained that the reason for this increase is because the soldiers have begun to report more of this type of phenomenon, thanks to the work that is being done to put an end to the stigmato the rise of systems such as drones in US airspace and the improvement of sensors and radars to detect them.
Bray noted that such events are likely to fall into categories such as radar jamming, natural weather events, US government or industry development programs, or foreign adversary systems. “And there’s another box that allows us to put in difficult cases, and the possibility of surprises and potential scientific discoveries,” he said.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.