June 25, 2021
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released the long awaited, Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
Some of the key points in the Executive Summary read:
- The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)
hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP.
- In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight
characteristics. These observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or
observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis.
- There are probably multiple types of UAP requiring different explanations based on the
range of appearances and behaviors described in the available reporting.
- UAP clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security.
- Consistent consolidation of reports from across the federal government, standardized
reporting, increased collection and analysis, and a streamlined process for screening all
such reports against a broad range of relevant USG data will allow for a more
sophisticated analysis of UAP that is likely to deepen our understanding.
To download the full report, use the link at: DNI Report on UAP