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How the DoD is keeping tabs on UAP-related FOIA requests

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Over the past few months I submitted a couple of FOIA requests to the Naval Safety Center (NAVSAFECEN) about events such as airspace incursions and reports of unauthorized/unidentified aircraft. In January 2021 I filed a new request seeking e.mails between the NAVSAFECEN and the Office of the Secretary of Defense regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. What I discovered in the released documents turned out to be even more intriguing than what I expected initially. The Naval Safety Center maintains the databases and systems that contain all hazards reports filed by US Navy units and squadrons, including encounters with drones, balloons or UAPs. In May 2020 The Drive 's Tyler Rogoway and Joseph Trevithick released 8 hazard reports that they obtained via the FOIA about close encounters that US Navy pilots had with unidentified aircraft and drones over the Atlantic Ocean between 2013 and 2019. However it should be noted that in 2019 the Navy issued new guidelines and instructions to r

“Multiple UAVs around the ship” - Investigating the USS Kidd UAV incident

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“Multiples UAV around the ship” - Investigating the USS Kidd UAV Incident In 2020 American researcher Dave Beaty was contacted by a US Navy veteran who claimed that the USS Kidd, a US Navy destroyer, encountered UFOs in the SOCAL OPAREA, a Navy at-sea operating area where training exercises and system qualification tests are conducted. The anonymous Navy veteran explained that in 2004, while stationed on the USS Chaffee, he was involved in the now famous Tic Tac incident. He then claimed that a former shipmate had a similar experience on the USS Kidd in 2019. Dave Beaty posted parts of his conversation with the Navy vet on social media. This is what this anonymous source told him : “Another buddy of mine that was on Chafee with me retired as an OSCS said they had the same kind of stuff happen last year in SOCAL ! It was in July of 2019 on USS Kidd During the USS Theodore Roosevelt SWATT in SOCAL.” Dave Beaty warned readers to “not get too excited“ , since this story was not from a dire

“Tell him what he wants to hear.” - Ex-BAASS employees have a different perspective on Skinwalker Ranch

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“Tell him what he wants to hear.“ - Ex-BAASS employees have a different perspective on Skinwalker Ranch [Note : all pictures of Skinwalker Ranch are reproduced in this article with the kind permission of Christopher Bartel] Ten months ago I started some personal research on the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program (AAWSAP). The program was run by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and was supposed to explore “the physics and engineering of advanced aerospace weapon systems as they apply to the foreign threat out to the far term, i.e., from now through the year 2050“. The contract for AAWSAP was awarded to Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies, LLC (BAASS). Unfortunately, very few official documents about AAWSAP have surfaced so far. What others researchers and I discovered was that BAASS was primarily investigating the UFO phenomenon on US soil and abroad. Whether BAASS did so on behalf on the US Government, and whether the DIA was fully aware of the extent of BA

University of Nevada, Las Vegas analyzed samples for BAASS

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(Thanks to Keith Basterfield for his background research on this topic.) In November 2018 Keith Basterfield posted an article titled « Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas » about a possible cooperation between BAASS and UNLV. Twitter user @Jay09784691 had previously located a 2010 newsletter from the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at UNLV that referred to an agreement between the university and BAASS. "The Nuclear Materials Group (lead: Dr Thomas Hartmann) has established a formal collaboration with the Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS). The collaboration provides analytical assistance to BAASS for characterizing solid phases and precipitates." HRC eNews — 2010 Spring : News release about the BAASS/UNLV cooperation  (Available at :  https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=hrc_pubs ) Based in Las Vegas, BAASS was the sole contractor for the 22-million dollar Advanc

QUEUE Reports : The DIA UFO Files ?

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While looking for records about US Government UFO programs, I noticed a detail in Bryan Bender’s 2017 Politico article that I had initially missed. The article « The Pentagon’s Secret Search for UFOs » was published on December 16th, 2017, and revealed that the US government had funded a UFO investigation program for many years. This program, known as Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was run by the Office of the Secretary Defense, and had likely started in 2008 as a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) project under the name "Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Program" (AAWSAP). According to the Department of Defense, AATIP was shut down in 2012. In February 2019 DoD spokesperson Susan Gough told Swedish researcher Roger Glassel “After an OSD/DIA review in late 2009, it was determined the reports were of limited value to DIA and there was a recommendation that upon completion of the contract the project could be transited to an agency or component better s