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THE Ministry of Defence ordered an investigation of thousands of UFO sightings in the 1990s to examine whether alien spaceship technology could be exploited to build advanced engines for the RAF, according to a new official history.
The book, based on the ministry’s “X-files” of thousands of sightings, shows that an unnamed wing commander initiated the project in 1993 because he believed it was wrong to assume extra-terrestrial craft did not exist.
It was only in the 1990s, partly at the wing commander’s prompting, that the MoD finally did a systematic analysis of UFO sightings, called Project Condign.
My guess is that this is nothing more than a cover. I am betting that they have been monitoring this at least as long as the U.S. (since at least late 40's). This may just be some more of the late "leakage", to make it look like they haven't been lying for decades on end. A small attempt at saving face. lol