RAF getting close to UFOs
The RAF is getting closer to shooting down a UFO according to a former Ministry of Defence employee.
Nick Pope - who worked on the MoD's UFO desk for three years claimed pilots had fired at UFOs on several occasions - but failed to bring them down.
He told The Sun: "We know of cases where the order has been given to shoot down - with little effect to the UFO."
Mr Pope added the RAF attacks were "not automatic but happen when something in our airspace is deemed to be a threat".
He added: "In the case of UFOs, whether the object is causing a threat is very much a (pilot's) judgement call."
Mr Pope revealed when the day comes that a UFO is shot down we might not find out.
He said: "The public won't know unless it comes down in a heavily-populated area."
He added: "I do believe we will bring one down. We're developing increasingly sophisticated weapons."Ananova, 26/01/09.