Pentagon doesn’t say if UFO hunters will wear black suits and sunglasses
After the Pentagon established a new group to investigate the UFO sightings on Tuesday and NASA sent a rocket crashing into an asteroid in an attempt to alter its trajectory, you can be forgiven for wondering if we all have managed to travel back in time until the late 1990s.
With that in mind, Task & Purpose asked the Department of Defense a series of ’90s-inspired questions about its latest efforts to determine whether the so-called “unexplained aerial phenomena” that violate restricted airspace pose a threat to the United States. national security.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks has ordered defense intelligence officials to establish the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group, which will be overseen by an Identification and Management Executive Board airborne objects, made up of officials from the military and intelligence communities.
The acronyms of the two new organizations – AOIMSG and AOIMEXEC – are only slightly lighter than the worst military acronym of all time for the Defense Department Articles Naming Commission that commemorates the Confederate States of America or anyone having served voluntarily. with the Confederate States of America, or CNIDDCCSAAPWSVCSA for short.
Much remains to be known about the Pentagon’s UFO trackers, especially whether they will need to wear specific work attire – namely black suits and Ray-Ban sunglasses – to ensure they will not be recognizable. that as already seen and rejected just as quickly. (So far, only Will Smith has managed to make this outfit look great.)
Task & Purpose questioned the Pentagon about this and asked related questions, including:
Defense Department spokeswoman Sue Gough patiently considered these questions and while she did not answer them directly, she deserves immense respect for her patience and willingness to respond.
“The AOIMG will focus on proactive identification of objects in special use airspace, rather than just focusing on items that have been observed but not identified,” said Gough. “This will help ensure that we are able to collect adequate data during the event, instead of only collecting data for forensic purposes.”
All kidding aside, the Defense Department has a legitimate interest in finding out whether any unidentified planes that pilots have reported seeing provide evidence that China and Russia have developed hypersonic technology far more advanced than anything in the world. the American military arsenal.
Hypersonic cruise missiles and glider vehicles fly at least five times the speed of sound, or about 3,800 miles per hour. Unlike intercontinental ballistic missiles, they do not fly on a predictable path to reach their targets and they can maneuver in flight, making them difficult to track or intercept.
China has carried out hundreds of hypersonic weapon tests in the past 5 years, while the United States has only carried out nine, retired Air Force General John said recently. Hyten, then vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov also recently tested a hypersonic cruise missile in the White Sea.
“We are not as advanced as the Chinese or the Russians in terms of hypersonic programs,” Space Force General David Thompson reportedly said this month at the Halifax International Security Forum.
Of course, the Pentagon spends over $ 700 billion a year and still can’t pass an audit. Defense officials therefore need to carefully consider how they spend their money before they can catch up with Russia or China. (Clearly, no one in the military is spending too much money to make privatized military housing or enlisted barracks clean and safe.)
So, good luck to the new Pentagon UFO hunters! Considering the Department of Defense supply system, you should have your first neurolyzers in 2065, as long as there are no bugs in the software.
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