The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has released a report on “beyond next generation” technologies. The paper, American Development of UAP Technology: A Fait Accompli?, is prompted, in part, by recent comments from Luis Elizondo, former director of the Pentagon´s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, and by analyses of scientists and former DOD insiders.
The paper follows a November 2020 BESA analysis of Unexplained Aerial Phenomena and the post-quantum revolution in military affairs enabled by the observation of UAP. That piece assessed the strategic implications and threats from UAP technology.
Written by Frank Milburn, the most recent study explores the capabilities of UAP technologies, the advantages they would offer a nation, and the likelihood of their development.
The paper quotes from a Project Unity interview with Elizondo in which Elizondo said:
“if there is something out there that displays extremely advanced capabilities, whether it’s a weapon system or propulsion… I think there is a potential threat. There are countries out there we know… that if they had a strategic advantage on us, they would use those in an irresponsible way. They would use them probably as a weapon of war rather than a weapon of peace. So as a result of that, I think it’s incumbent upon us… to make sure that if this technology is viable, that it does not get into the wrong hands… I don’t want this technology getting into the hands of an adversary. I also don’t want it getting into the hands of somebody irresponsible in my own country.”
Thereafter Milburn explores development and deployment feasibility with numerous subject matter experts.
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