Page four begins with the acknowledgement that reporting has been inconsistent and that it wasn’t until 2019 that the Navy created a standardized reporting mechanism, which was adopted by the Air Force in 2020. The report also notes that the UAPTF also received information about other observations which were never captured formally or informally.
After sorting through the various reports the task force decided to focus on reports involving military aviators who witnessed UAP’s first-hand which had electronic data to back up the sightings. The timeframe for these reports was 2004 to 2021 with the bulk of the reports coming from the last two years. The military contributes this uptick in reporting due to now having a proper mechanism or reporting put in place. We consider this a plus as in the past those wishing to report a sighting could have their career placed in jeopardy. So having formalized reporting is definitely a step in the right direction as long as it reaches the proper people.
Within the reporting they received, the task force originally began with 144 reports originating from United States government sources. Of that number, 80 reports involved observation with multiple sensors which became the primary focus of the task force, while the primary complaint from witnesses was interrupted training or military activity.
The final section of this page may be the most important. The report states that sociocultural stigmas and sensor limitations remain obstacles to collecting data properly. We will inject that the sociocultural stigmas were created by the military and have been an ongoing tragedy for 70 years. Furthermore the report states that the root affects of these stigmas have been lessened as the subject has become more widely accepted and is now being taken seriously by the public. Unfortunately, stigmas do not disappear overnight, it will take years to change the perception of UFOs which complicates their scientific pursuit. It further goes on to state that sensor platforms used by the military were never designed for identifying UAP activity. The final paragraph admits that sensors do play an important role in observing objects and distinguishing UAP from known objects and may be able to determine whether a UAP demonstrates breakthrough aerospace capabilities. The end of the paragraph acknowledges that optical sensors have provided some insight into size, shape, and structure. While radiofrequency sensors provide increasingly accurate velocity and range information. That’s it for page 4