This article contains an index into my articles on the subject: (CNN) James Clapper on UFOs; Let’s do Hyperspectral Imaging.
- The new openness is noteworthy, but not by itself enough to engender a resolution. Neither is the modest step of sensor calibration.
- Committee members were severely handicapped by the technology gulf. In viewing the spherical ufo of the video clip, Representative Schiff was not sufficiently informed to ask the most obvious question: Was the sphere in absolute motion relative to the earth, or only in motion relative to the fast-moving navy plane? DDNI Scott Bray does not discuss this.
- Technology exists that has application to the problem. See (CNN) James Clapper on UFOs; Let’s do Hyperspectral Imaging. The cost ranges from significant to huge. No one wants to spend.
- If the problem were recast as “target identification”, rather than UFOs, there might be a rationale for funding.
- Moultrie and Bray are truthful and accurate: There are no material samples.
(NY Times) No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public. The conclusion of Eric W. Davis that some recovered material samples are beyond our technology is the result of compartmentalization of classified technologies.
Retrofitting existing targeting systems with sensors of sufficient breadth and flexibility is not feasible in most cases. It might be considered for external targeting pods, as found on the F-15, the B-52, which has some room for it, and upcoming systems, such as the B-21 Raider.