No, these objects and others like it have not been identified.
Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for office of the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare said
We want to get to the bottom of this. We need to determine who’s doing it, where it’s coming from and what their intent is. We need to try to find ways to prevent it from happening again.
Luis Elizondo, who ran the [Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a government operation launched in 2007 to collect and analyze “anomalous aerospace threats.”], said the newly drafted guidelines were a culmination of many things, most notably that the Navy had enough credible evidence — including eyewitness accounts and corroborating radar information — to “know this is occurring.”
Elizando, who has worked in counterintelligence and helped coordinate information sharing and partnership engagement being run by the Secretary of Defense’s Office was tasked with checking different parts of the US government to find out if the unidentified objects were the work of secret government programs.
Sources say this is key to understanding how Elizondo entered the picture.
“If they [BAASS] wanted access to info that I’m not saying does exist, but it might have been highly classified, you need someone who had the tickets to make sure the contractors weren’t actually looking at Special Access Program (SAP) stuff thinking it was UFOs,” says an intelligence official who is not authorized to speak on the record.
To that end,
Elizondo confirms his position allowed him access to the most highly secretive and reclusive programs being run by the U.S. “The stuff we were seeing was truly unidentified. It wasn’t related to anything we were doing,” he says.
More recently, former Senator and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who helped spearhead the government investigation said on April 27, 2020:
I’m glad the Pentagon is finally releasing this footage, but it only scratches the surface of research and materials available. The U.S. needs to take a serious, scientific look at this and any potential national security implications.