According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a top-secret AI program called “Sentient” detected a possible UAP that resembled the ‘Tic-Tac’ shape reported by US Navy pilots in 2004.
The documents, obtained by researcher Kyle Warfel and shared with The Black Vault, were part of two NRO PowerPoint presentations that described the detection of an unidentified airborne object less than 10 meters long that did not match any known aircraft signatures.
“The object did, however, vaguely resemble similar detections of airborne objects by US Navy aircraft and surface vessels” with “a rough similarity to the previously-reported “tic tac” shape,” according to the documents; although the specific locations of the previous sightings are redacted, this is presumably referring to the “Tic-Tac” UFO encountered by the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group off of the coast of California in 2004.
The document goes on to say that “the object was also detected / visible in a second overwater image shot in the same area ~15 sec later,” implying that the object was imaged by multiple sensors.
The documents said that the object was unlikely to be a sensor glitch or space debris and that there were no other air or sea traffic or electronic signals in the area that could explain it.
The NRO shared the information with the UAP Task Force and the NGA for further analysis and coordination. The documents also revealed that Sentient is an AI system that can process various types of data, predict future events, and direct satellites to areas of interest.
Sentient has been in development since 2010 and its capabilities and operations are highly classified. The documents showed only six pages out of 30, with the rest being denied.