Monday, June 10, 2019

The Australian Department of Defence comments on my UAP related questions

In view of the recent US Politico magazine and New York Times articles concerning Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), I approached the Australian Department of Defence for a response to the following questions.

"Background to my questions

1. On 23 April 2019 the US Politico magazine carried a story that the US Navy was issuing new guidelines for the reporting of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.

2. On 26 May 2019 the New York Times newspaper carried a story that US Naval aviators had interacted with Unidentified Aerial Phenomena as recently as 2015.

My questions:

1. Has the Australian Department of Defence any current guidelines concerning the reporting by Department of Defence personnel, of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena? If so, may I obtain a copy?

2. If there are no current DoD guidelines, is there any section of the DoD which acts as a collection point for unsolicited reports of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena which might come from service personnel, e.g. through an aviation hazard reporting system? If so, might I have details?

3. Has the DoD any plans, based on US policy changes, to issue instructions to service personnel to report Unidentified Aerial Phenomena?"

The response, through the DoD media office, to whom I addressed my email, attributed to a spokesperson from Defence, was:

"Defence does not have a protocol that covers recording or reporting of UFO sightings."


  1. The Australian DoD uses the term "UFO" ("sightings") in its response to you, but you seem to use the term "Unidentfied Aerial Phenomena" throught out your requests. I just thought it was curious.
    Good try and thanks!

  2. Seems the Aussie position is much the same as here in the U.K. No defeInce significance, nothing to see here, move along. If the U.S. continues to change their position on the subject will the rest of the world change? I doubt it if they don't have to. What will it take?


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