The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was a secret Pentagon program that lasted 5 years, from 2007 to 2012. With a budget of 22 million dollars, its objective was to identify unidentified aircraft that could be a threat to U.S. National Security. We know about it because his director, Luis Elizondo, leaked information in 2017.
“Officially,” the project closed in 2012. But only officially, because according to last-minute informations, the Pentagon has continued in secret with its investigations of reports and sightings, confirming the suspicions of many. And not only that, but they have finally overcome the refusal to use a term closely related to UFOs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena as they call them) to refer to their objects of study, giving explicit account of the military’s interest in the most classic mystery of all.