Recently the United States Navy patented new technology related to lasers–plasma research they have been conducting. The idea behind this research is for military aircraft to have the ability of ‘spoofing’ their location during aerial combat as a protection against heat-seeking missiles. Interestingly this new technology may actually have the capability of appearing as a UFO. When this new device is utilized a laser pulse ionizes, producing a glowing plasma. As you may already know, many UFO sightings involve a glowing mass that is speculated to be plasma. You can learn more about this interesting technology and where it may be headed in this article written by David Hambling for Forbes.com, HERE.