The U.S. Navy’s laser is capable of producing two- and three-dimensional plasma images that outsiders can mistake for unidentified flying objects (UFOs), Forbes writes , citing a corresponding U.S. patent.
According to the magazine, a similar Navy technology is designed to trick infrared missile sensors with homing warheads. In particular, the laser is placed in the tail of the aircraft, and the corresponding plasma target is created at almost any distance from the aircraft.
Popular Mechanics were skeptical about this explanation of the nature of UFOs. The publication believes that only some of the disclosed incidents related to unidentified flying objects can be explained by the use of lasers. In particular, according to Popular Mechanics, precisely such plasma images are visible with the AN / ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) camera of the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet fighter.
In April, the Pentagon officially unveiled and recognized the authenticity of three short UFO videos.
In October 2019, The Drive announced that the U.S. Army had confirmed a contract with To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), created with the participation of former Blink-182 frontman Tom Delong, to study supposedly artificially created physical artifacts of alien origin.