THE PENTAGON confirmed the creation of an agency designed to track potential UFOs.
Known formally as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, or UAPTF, the office established Aug. 4 will operate within the purview of the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security.
“The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs,” the Pentagon said in a statement released late Friday. “The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.”
The office will also track incursions of unauthorized aircraft into training ranges or otherwise restricted airspace, including those when the person who reports the aircraft cannot immediately identify it.