AATIPAdvanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (unidentified flying objects)
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Although DOD has said it scrapped the AATIP in 2012, spokesman Sherwood said probes still go on with regard to any claims over "sightings of alien spacecraft."
The involvement of AATIP in UFO investigation was first revealed in 2017 when a 33-second DOD video showed an airborne object being pursued by two Navy jets off the coast of San Diego.
Even though the Navy indicated that it has no plans in the imminent future to release the data, unclassified portions of the information or broad overviews of the findings could come out, according to Luis Elizondo, an intelligence officer who ran AATIP before leaving the Pentagon.
There is no agreed-upon explanation for some of the sightings reported to AATIP.
The Pentagon said funding for AATIP ended in 2012, but Mr Elizondo said his team's UFO work carried on for another five years.
Wolfgang Sander-Fischer, AATIP's air tra nspo rt e xpe rt told Cambo d ia n Business Review Magazine that so far, only seven out of 10 member states have ratified the agreements especially on the fifth rights.
After reports of AATIP came out two years ago, two declassified videos were made public by the Defense Department, (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/unidentified-flying-object-navy.html) The New York Times previously reported.
The AATIP is a UFO research office that was closed in 2012 after its funding was suspended, the (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/04/24/how-angry-pilots-got-navy-stop-dismissing-ufo-sightings/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2ba2126c40d4) Washington Post reported.