Worries over mystery celestial bodies, particularly above military sites and training ranges, have prompted the Pentagon to form a new unit to investigate where they originated from and what hazards they might pose. Investigations into unusual airborne phenomena, which were formerly handled by the Navy, will now be handled by the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group, which is housed in the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, special use airspace includes areas over army facilities, training grounds, and national defense zones. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks ordered the creation of the new agency, which will be known as the AOIMSG, “in close consultation with the Director of National Intelligence,” according to the Pentagon. It comes after the ODNI released a study in June that found no explanation for 143 of the 144 events investigated.