UAP Press Release (Reprint)

Glossary of Terms for ODNI- UAP.Associates


ODNI News Release No. 24-21

June 25, 2021

ODNI Releases Preliminary Assessment on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today submitted to Congress a preliminary report regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) that relays the progress the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force has made in understanding UAP. The release of this report is in response to a requirement in the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2021.

The unclassified version of the report will be posted on later today.


Published in Press Releases 2021


APPENDIX A – Definition of Key Terms This report and UAPTF databases use the following defining terms:

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP):

Airborne objects not immediately identifiable. The acronym UAP represents the broadest category of airborne objects reviewed for analysis.

UAP Event:

A holistic description of an occurrence during which a pilot or aircrew witnessed (or detected) a UAP.

UAP Incident:

A specific part of the event.

UAP Report:

Documentation of a UAP event, to include verified chains of custody and basic information such as the time, date, location, and description of the UAP. UAP reports include Range Fouler1 reports and other reporting

 (Source – ODNI – UAP Report Assessment  as of June 25, 2021.)

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