的 Defense Department is launching the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group, a unit that will be charged with finding and identifying 不明飞行物 in restricted airspace, 官员周二表示.
The new group will replace the U.S. 海军’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, the military said in a statement, 据《纽约邮报》报道.
The Navy’s panel was created just last year, 至 “improve its understanding of, and gain insight into” 不明飞行物, 声明说, 根据报告.
The move comes after the U.S. intelligence community verified a number of unexplained aerial sightings earlier this year, and admitted it could not explain the phenomena, 邮报报道.
The Defense Department said it takes the subject of airborne objects very seriously, whether the objects are identified or not.
几乎 150 UFO sightings have been investigated by the government since 2004, 邮报报道. Most of those sightings were unrelated to secret government programs, the Navy task force wrote in a report, 根据邮报.
The newest UFO-related initiative will attempt to upgrade policies, training and technology related to the investigation of UFOs, 报纸报道.