WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Department of Defense is forming a group to streamline the collection and analysis of UFO reports within the government.
According to the DOD, the Airborne Object Management Synchronization and Identification Group (AOIMSG), will replace the U.S. Navy’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force.
According to the department the AOIMSG will bring together all the government’s efforts to find, identify, and assign objects in Special Use Airspace (SUA) according to the department.
Officials state that the group will also assess any threats to national security.
“Airborne raids on our SUA pose security concerns for flight and operations, and could pose challenges to national security,” the DOD wrote in its announcement. “DOD takes reports of raids — by any object in the sky, identified or unidentified — very seriously and is investigating them all.”
According to the DOD the UFO group was established in response to planning efforts to address the difficulties associated with assessing unidentified aircraft phenomena (UAE) that occur near DOD installations and training areas.
The DOD has an preliminary assessment reportIn June, the UAP presented to Congress the need for improvements in policies, technology, and training in order to increase the nation’s understanding of unidentified objects.