Washington, D.C. — September 2, 2023
The United States government has unveiled a new online platform aimed at providing real-time updates to the public on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP), commonly referred to as UFO sightings. The All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) has launched its official website, offering insight into its mission, vision, and the latest developments in the field.
The AARO website, which went live recently, serves as a hub for information related to UAP sightings and research efforts. In a welcome message posted on the site, Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the Director of AARO, emphasized the agency’s commitment to a scientific approach and data-driven methodology in addressing UAPs.
“Welcome to the website for the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). Our team of experts is leading the U.S. government’s efforts to address Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) using a rigorous scientific framework and a data-driven approach,” Dr. Kirkpatrick stated in his message.
Since its establishment in July 2022, AARO has undertaken several crucial steps to enhance data collection, standardize reporting requirements, and assess potential threats to national safety and security posed by UAPs.
AARO’s mission statement outlines its objective as minimizing technical and intelligence surprises by synchronizing scientific, intelligence, and operational efforts to detect, identify, attribute, and mitigate unidentified anomalous phenomena in areas of national security significance.
Furthermore, the agency’s vision entails the efficient and effective detection, tracking, analysis, and management of UAPs while adhering to the highest scientific and intelligence standards and promoting transparency and shared awareness.
According to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023, UAPs encompass airborne, transmedium, and submerged objects or devices displaying behavior or performance characteristics that defy immediate identification.
The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes UAPs as anomalous detections that span multiple domains, such as airborne, seaborne, spaceborne, and transmedium, and are not yet attributable to known entities, exhibiting behaviors that perplex sensors and observers.
AARO is gearing up to accept reports from current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945. These reports will be instrumental in AARO’s congressionally directed Historical Record Report. The agency will soon announce a reporting mechanism for broader public use.
The website also provides an online form for individuals to submit U.S. Government UAP-Related Program/Activity Reports, with an important note emphasizing that sensitive or classified information should not be conveyed through this form.
For current operational UAP reporting, military personnel are directed to report through their command or service in accordance with GENADMIN Joint Staff J3 Washington DC 191452ZMAY23, titled “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Reporting and Material Disposition.” Civilian pilots are encouraged to promptly report UAP sightings to air traffic control, and AARO receives UAP-related Pilot Reports (PIREPs) from the Federal Aviation Administration.