The full name of the French learned body known as 3AF, is the Association Aeronautique et Astronautique de France. Its aims include, to bring together persons interested in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics; to develop specialized information on these fields, and to provide a forum for members to share information on these topics.
3AF has a number of technical committees. In May 2008 a new committee was created titled the SIGMA technical committee. This committee was created to study the subject area of "unidentified aerospace phenomena." In October 2013 it changed its name to SIGMA2 to reflect a change of focus of the committee. For some history of the committee please take a look at earlier, seven year old, blog posts here and here.
The purpose of this short blog post, is to update those older posts, and take a look at, the more recent activities of SIGMA2 3AF.
The relevant website for SIGMA2 3AF shows that the President of this committee is still Luc Dini, In March 2017 SIGMA2 provided a report on the IR video COUGAR UAP case. In June 2018 it gave its thoughts on the U.S. Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Then, in May 2020 it reflected on the French documentary "OVNIs: State Affair."
Finally, on 10 May 2021, an online conference included Jean-Marc Andre; Air Brigade General, 2nd Section; Luc Dini and Ms Nadia Tronche (both of SIGMA2.)
The agenda included:
* Introducing the work of SIGMA2 on UAP
* Cases of the phenomenon observed by an air crew
* Diversity of activities and profiles to analyze these phenomena
* Who to turn to when faced with the observation of such a phenomenon?