A team of military service members, scientists and entrepreneurs aim to track’ unidentified aerial phenomena., reports Vice.com.
Known as UAP eXpeditions, the new non-profit group based in Oregon is headed by Kevin Day–a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and radar operator who served on board one of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group vessels when the Tic Tac-shaped UFOs were detected and pursued.
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Kevin Day recalls tracking objects along the coastline of California using the advanced radar system of the USS Princeton and believes they can still operate on the same trajectory to this day.
The stated purpose of the group is to “field a top-notch group of uber-experienced professionals providing the public service of field testing new UAP related technologies.”
It will also use “classical observation techniques, by trained observers and scientists, using the latest experimental technologies-in the right places and in the right times.”
The team will also include former scientist Dr. Kevin Knuth of the NASA Ames Research Center.
“The goal of the expedition is to give us some ground truth,” he told Motherboard. “We aim to try to observe these objects directly, and record them using multiple imaging modalities.”
According to Knuth, the project will have two phases-the first including the use of satellite imagery to scan for anomalous objects in the area and the second involving basically placing a large boat off the California coastline to actively track and observe the objects as they pass by.
Other members of the team will include Sean Cahill, former chief-at-arms chief of the USS Princeton, and Bruce Macabee, a UFO investigator.
But it remains to be seen whether the team can actually find any sign of the objects.