The above statement was obtained by Bryan Bender of Politico, who wrote an article about it. Bender also quoted two members of Tom DeLonge's "To The Stars Academy" (TTSA) whose job it is to promote the idea that UFOs are alien spaceships. Neither really did that in the article (Elizondo referring only to "extremely advanced Russian aircraft"), but they have both suggested as much before. And of course, it only takes a whiff of "official" talk about UFOs for people to get excited. So there's a rush of media stories about this. The problem is they all seem to be conflating two things: A) The statement from the Navy B) The spin from TTSA And then presenting B (the spin) as if it's something official. It's not. All we have that is official is a very reasonable statement about 1) Planned (but undescribed) new guidelines for reporting unauthorized and/or unidentified airspace incursions. 2) Some briefings on the dangers of these incursions by the Navy to some congressmen and/or their staff. Note the first thing there: "unauthorized airspace incursions." That basically means a plane flies into a region that it should not be in. The Navy Document OPNAVINST 3770.2L calls it a "spill-in" Guidelines for handling incursions are not new. I'm not sure what is current, but here are some rules of Engagement from the 1990s: https://www.afjag.af.mil/Portals/77/documents/AFD-081204-035.pdf . (page 61) Note in this new press release they say: "the Navy and the USAF take these reports very seriously and investigate each and every report." So clearly the reports they talk about are not considered "career enders" (as some have suggested). These are reports that are already being made, and are being taken seriously, and investigated. All that seems to be happening now is an improvement to the way in which such incursions can be reported. So until the Navy actually makes some statement about these new regulations, I'd suggestion caution in interpreting them as anything other than what they say they are.