UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA IN THE UK AIR DEFENCE REGION
(THE CONDIGN REPORT)
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Officially unclassified documents found here in the national achieve have shown how the British Ministry of Defence investigated Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). The Study is split into three Volumes and was designated for internal release in 2000. The study attempts to draw an operational classification system which determines what can be deemed terrestrial and what can be deemed, essentially, ‘unidentifiable’.
The author of the report uses the phrase UAP throughout because the MoD’s Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) regard UFO as “discredited.” The phrase “aerial phenomena” has in fact been in use by the RAF to describe UFOs since at least 1952. UAP does not have the “extraterrestrial” negative connotations associated with UFOs and a more detailed discussion of the use of this acronym can be found in the section describing the background to the study.
- UAP in the UKADR Volume 1: Main Report
This volume contains the main body of the report including historical background, analysis methodology, a summary of the UAP database and its findings, potential related military technology and summary of study findings.
- UAP in the UKADR Volume 2: Information of Associated Natural and Man-Made Phenomena
This volume contains 25 Working Papers, in no particular priority order, resulting from information collected and conclusions drawn from a wide variety of sources which have been applied to the study of UAPs. The papers include UAP effects on Humans/Electronic equipment and objects, Exotic Technologies, Black and other Aircraft programmes, Detection of UAPs by Radar and many papers covering natural phenomena such as sunspots, aurora, mirages, vortex rings, sprites, elves and blue jets.
- UAP in the UKADR Volume 3: Miscellaneous Related Studies
This volume was classified overall Secret because “it contains performance values of the UKADR radars [and] radar performance is directly relevant to whether UAPs can enter and leave UK airspace and whether they constitute a threat.” Other material includes Potential Hazards to Aircraft; Potential for Exploitation of UAP-associated effects and UAP Work in Other Countries (former Soviet Union, China, Spain, USA & Canada).
The general aim of the research project was essentially to access whether or not UAPs posed a viable threat to national security and had any defence significance. The Main Report (Volume 1) also describes the Background, Methodology used, the Data Base and the Statistical Analysis.
The study claims that the MOD is only interested in the UAPs which are able to penetrate British airspace with hostile intent, do not respond to instruction and are able to evade radar and interceptors.
So what did we learn from his study? After almost four years and 460 pages of analysis, the study fails to fully explain or rationalise the phenomena with any certain validity.
The most prominent line comes from the executive study, “That UAP exist is indisputable“, before going on to say that no evidence has been found to suggest they are “hostile or under any type of control“.
What we have is a comprehensive drawing together of some existing research, coupled with some exotic new theories. But by its own admission, the report has not provided a definitive explanation of the phenomenon: “although the study cannot offer the certainty of explanation of all UAP phenomena ...” it says, leaving the room for further exploration.
The methodology within the study attempts to assess a vast array of potential explanations for Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. They incorporate natural phenomena such as meteors, ball lightning, etc.
The study is one of few official program studies which research UAPs, such as the more recent Advanced Aerospace Identification Program (AATIP) classification system as disclosed by Luis Elizondo in late 2017.
As concluded in the report, UAPs are displaying ‘advanced’ technology or propulsion which exceeded our abilities in the year 2000 as it does in the year 2018.
The proposed question of national security and defence interest cannot be answered on statistical and the behavioural ability of UAPs alone, only the potential for it.
Please view the full video report from Nick Pope below.
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in the UK: Air Defence Region (2000)