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Pentagon ran a secretive $22M UFO program


Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017 | Comment icon 1093 comments

The US government has been investigating UFOs. Image Credit: US Army
It has emerged that, until recently, the US government had been running a covert UFO investigation program.
According to reports, the program was founded at the request of former senator and UFO enthusiast Harry Reid and was set up to investigate credible sightings of unidentified flying objects.

Among these were reports by US military pilots of unknown objects traveling at impossible speeds without any visible means of propulsion, or hovering without any apparent means of lift.

"If anyone says they have the answers, they're fooling themselves," Reid wrote. "We don't know the answers but we have plenty of evidence to support asking the questions. This is about science and national security. If America doesn't take the lead in answering these questions, others will."

"I'm not embarrassed or ashamed or sorry I got this thing going. I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service. I've done something that no one has done before."

The program reportedly ran from 2007 to 2012 and cost a total of $22 million. Known as the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, it was ultimately closed due to a 'change in funding priorities'.

Source: CNET.com | Comments (1093)

Tags: UFO, Pentagon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1084 Posted by Truthseeker007 on 31 December, 2017, 13:53
I am trying to match your pointless ones. I can't keep up there is to many.
Comment icon #1085 Posted by stereologist on 31 December, 2017, 13:53
The system identifies targets. It does not identify aircraft. The method is known as matched filtering. I feel bad for your incompetence.
Comment icon #1086 Posted by lost_shaman on 31 December, 2017, 13:58
The only point of the technology is to ID enemy aircraft. 
Comment icon #1087 Posted by stereologist on 31 December, 2017, 13:58
The system states that it identifies targets and the information it uses in matched filtering to identify a target.
Comment icon #1088 Posted by lost_shaman on 31 December, 2017, 14:01
  What do you think ID'ing a "target" means? In the context or Air to Air Target identification? 
Comment icon #1089 Posted by stereologist on 31 December, 2017, 14:04
Identification of a target is based on a mathematical process called matched filtering. Systems using matched filtering have known advantages and limitations. The limitations are dependent on the filters defined in the system. Some people would like to pretend that identifying targets is the same as identifying aircraft. That is a bad guess.
Comment icon #1090 Posted by preacherman76 on 31 December, 2017, 14:12
So other planes are never targets? smh
Comment icon #1091 Posted by stereologist on 31 December, 2017, 14:15
Can you explain what you are asking? This doesn't make any sense as written.
Comment icon #1092 Posted by lost_shaman on 31 December, 2017, 14:15
I think everything you've posted in the last 24 hours is a collection of "bad guesses".  Not only did the FA/18 super Hornet's fail to ID the objects via the RADAR and ATFLIR systems but the U.S.S. Nimitz and it's systems saw these first and called the first FA/18 Squadron off a training mission but also sent up another set of FA/18's to continue chasing these UAP! The Fact that you can't accept this is BORING me. Catch you (literally catch you being full of it) next year! 
Comment icon #1093 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 31 December, 2017, 14:16
Since certain members are obviously not able to follow a simple request for civility as requested above, the thread is now closed.


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