"In releasing the videos, the U.S. Navy officially acknowledges that its pilots encountered so-called unidentified aerial phenomena, according to the military news website Military.com.
The three sightings, which took place in November 2004 and in January 2015, were recorded by F/A-18 Hornet fighter pilots during military training exercises in restricted airspace. Unlike fighter jets, the airborne enigmas had "no distinct wing, no distinct tail, no distinct exhaust plume," Navy pilot Lt. Danny Accoin said in the 2019 History Channel documentary series "Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation."
Department of Defense officials decided to release the videos after determining that the footage "does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena," Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough said in a statement. Space.com
We discussed this previously on SST, but what has happened now is that the the navy has endorsed the videos as real by posting them on an official navy web site.
The pilots sound more gleeful than fearful, somewhat like children having found new playmates. But then, they ARE fighter pilots.
Some interesting things are said by the pilots. At one point it is said that "there are a whole fleet of them." At another, a pilot asks where the UFO he had been tracking went when it disappeared. The ship tells him something like "you won't believe this but it is at your CAP station." In other words the UFO knew enough about the aircraft operations off the ship to predict where its "playmate" would go next. This implies something that either is a US activity or something that has a tremendous SIGINT capability and a deep knowledge of navy operations.