Not just the Pentagon (on the eve of the delivery of a report on the phenomenon). The People's Liberation Army is also trying to catalog all aerial phenomena without explanation. Yes, reports are also on the rise in China.
The approach of the Chinese military is much more organized, at least in appearance: artificial intelligence is used to detect and focus on all UFO sightings.
Same, identical "little problem" of the United States
The Chinese Army describes them as "unidentified air conditions", second the South China Morning Post. At a guess, it is the version with red lanterns of the UAP, the "unidentified aerial phenomena" of the US military.
"The frequent occurrence of unidentified air conditions in recent years brings serious challenges to our country's air defense security," he says Chen Li, a researcher with the Chinese army. In 2019, the China's Air Force Early Warning Academy scholar presented a full-bodied report to the best scientists in Chinese Information Technology.
Track UFOs with AI
Same problems, different approaches. As mentioned, the thing in which China seems to distinguish itself from the United States is the use of artificial intelligence tools to study unidentified flying objects and phenomena.
Li said AI can "think outside the box" by connecting seemingly disconnected datasets from various locations and times. This can help the Chinese military to assess more quickly and concretely whether UFOs are coming from hostile countries, completely natural phenomena or even something otherworldly.
Another difference: in China they show less openness on the issue. If the US is likely to clear the possibility that these phenomena are of extraterrestrial origin this month, the Chinese military is of a different opinion.
While this may fuel even more speculation about visitors to other planets, many Chinese scientists and officials believe that most, if not all, UFO activities are man-made or natural.