On Monday, November 3, the FACH (Fuerza Aerea Chilena, or Chilean Airforce) created the Comite de Investigaciones de Fenomenos Anomalos del Espacio (CIFAE), or "Committee to Investigate Anomalous Space (Aerial) Phenomena," under the direct order of the Commanding General of the FACH.
In a cooperative arrangement seemingly unimaginable in the United States, the CIFAE will include both FACH personnel and members of AION, Chile's leading civilian UFO group.
According to Luis Sanchez, "It is so serious that personnel from 'Direccion de Aeronautica' will be sent to France and maybe other countries to get training on UFO issues."
Furthermore, Sanchez claims, "AION will have complete access to all the military files, reports, images and films taken by military personel. There will be no censorship!"
On the morning of November 5, a fax was sent to all of Chile's military branches, ordering them to send all currently-held materials related to UFOs, as well as all future reports, to this new committee, Sanchez told CNI News.
In a related development, Sanchez says that next year a Chilean satellite called BETA will be launched into orbit. One of BETA's primary objectives is alleged to be the monitoring of UFO activity over Chilean soil.
Sanchez reports that Chilean military personnel have previously solicited the assistance of French UFO experts to study and film UFO activities in Chile. Recently, French investigators have been seen in a region called Punta Arenas, where numerous UFOs have been reported.
For many years, France has been one of the only nations to maintain an active, publicly visible UFO investigation organization under official government sponsorship (CNES/SEPRA, formerly known as GEPAN). Now it appears that the Chilean government has decided to follow the French example.
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