It was twenty years to the day since first aliens attacked our planet happened. The mankind not completely recovered from those awful events but could master alien technologies based on which the new defense system of Earth was created. A part of this system is developed on the Moon where also the confidential military base functions.
Dylan, whose father, Steven, died some years back, joined to the army and became a pilot of a pursuit plane. The military authorities are sure that newcomers, leaving our planet, left on it a beacon, here it was only not succeeded to find it. They were right, and soon Earth underwent to new attack which scale isn't comparable with the previous invasion at all. Independence Day: Resurgence will give the answer: whether the mankind will be able to show worthy resistance the newcomer and to salvage the planet.