By Paul Dean, 27 May 2016
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)
The article reports on the FOIA research work of Robert Todd (U.S.A.) and Dr. Henry Azadehdel (UK).
Quote from the article:
“In Part 6 and Part 7 of my ‘NORAD and the UFO Smokescreen’ series, I discussed the possibility that the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD), as well as other commands and their space components, may have detected and tracked UFO’s outside Earth’s atmosphere. As I have stated before, I use the term ‘UFO’ to describe unknown and unidentifiable bodies which are above-and-beyond natural and manmade objects. I discussed NORAD’s early efforts, starting in the 1950’s, through to the 1990’s and 2000’s, where the US Space Command (SPACECOM), and then the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) partially took over space surveillance from NORAD. Possibly the most important issue I discussed was the detection and tracking of unknown bodies in space, usually termed ‘Uncorrelated Targets’ (UCTs), plus the declassified military doctrine that tasks the Space Surveillance Network (SSN) with evaluating them.
In this entry in the series, I look at the efforts of UFO researchers, from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, to obtain actual UCT data from NORAD, as well as the space component commands of the United States Navy (USN) and United States Air Force (USAF). It should be noted, that UFO researchers were not aware of the term ‘Uncorrelated Target’ (UCT) until 1994, yet had been in use within the US military since at least 1968. Even without using the exact jargon, some significant information was released.”