A confidential letter outlining the Canadian government’s response to the strange incident involving the shooting down of an unidentified object on February 11th in Yukon, Canada, was just given to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canadian news organization CTV News was able to receive the memo, which was named “Memorandum for the Prime Minister,” by means of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The document clarifies the government’s positions and worries about this mysterious incident.

The memo’s contents:

The document was written by Janice Charette, a Canadian official who was the Privy Council clerk at the time. It stated that an extensive examination of the object—which the U.S. Air Force had shot down over Alaska on February 10—had not yet been finished. The object’s possible discovery by native hunters during their caribou hunt raised special concerns in the text.

Importantly, the message made clear that other important details about the item were still unknown, including its mission, mode of propulsion, and any connections to a specific nation-state. Moreover, it sparked concerns about the object’s potential for armed conflict and its capacity for gathering intelligence.

While the Canadian Air Force (CAF) oversaw an aerial search operation to find the downed object, the document stated that the difficult circumstances—mountainous terrain, snow cover, and the possibility of more snowfall—made recovery unlikely.

Character of the Item:

The object was characterized as a “small, cylindrical object” by Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand, who said it was smaller than the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4. General Wayne Eyre said that the object resembled the Chinese balloon, and reports from The Wall Street Journal stated that it was a small metallic balloon with a tethered cargo.

Usage of the Object for Profit:

The term “full exploitation” of the object was mentioned in the memo, suggesting that the U.S. military and intelligence services were probably engaging in Foreign Material Exploitation (FME) operations. Examining the design, functionality, and capabilities of such things is part of these procedures.

Even though the item broke apart after striking frozen sea ice off Prudhoe Bay, the U.S. military stopped looking for wreckage, although data gathered from many sensors and platforms that tracked the object would have probably been examined.

Additional UFO Incidents:

The report revealed another UFO shootdown that happened over Lake Huron on February 12th, but it was mostly focused on the Yukon incident. It appeared from intercepted radio conversations that this object was a little balloon. The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), the Canadian Defense Ministry, the U.S. National Security Council, and NORAD are among the organizations from whom more information is being gathered.

Improving the Identification and Knowledge of UFOs:

According to the memo, efforts were being made to enhance the identification and comprehension of unexplained aerial phenomena (UAPs). This included requests from Congress for a more thorough grasp of the vulnerabilities associated with such accidents, as well as enhancements to NORAD’s sensor systems.

The Pentagon has not made any imagery from the shootdowns public despite these efforts, which has raised concerns about possibly suppressed data.