Mediterranean Sea (March 2, 2006) - An F-14D Tomcat from the “Tomcatters” of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF 31) lifts from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Roosevelt and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are currently underway on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Javier Capella (RELEASED)



PACIFIC OCEAN (March 28, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet from the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VMFA) 323 launches from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jon Husman/Released)
US military releases classified footage of UFO tracked by Navy pilots
US fighter jets were sent to investigate a mysterious flying object as it hovered off the coast of San Diego, previously classified footage has revealed. A video released by the US Department of Defense (DoD) records Navy pilots reacting with astonishment as they tracked the whitish oval as it glided above the Pacific Ocean.


The object had been detected appearing suddenly at 80,000ft by the USS Princeton, a Naval cruiser, which had been tracking mysterious aircraft for two weeks.

“Look at that thing, dude,” one of the pilots is heard exclaiming in the clip. “It’s rotating.”

Cmdr Fravor told the New York Times the object was about 40ft long, had no plumes, wings or rotors, and outpaced their F-18s. It was big enough to churn the sea 50ft below it, he said.

“I have no idea what I saw… It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” he added, admitting he was “pretty weirded out”.

AFGHANISTAN (July 7, 2009) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 conducts an Operation Enduring Freedom mission over the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan. VFA-113 is part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 and is embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Erik Etz/Released)