April 14, 2023

Contact: Haley Morris


What America needs to know about the government's study of UAP

Washington, D.C. — Americans for Safe Aerospace (ASA) applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chair of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, for scheduling a public hearing on April 19 on unidentified anomalous phenomena. ASA encourages the American public to demand accountability and transparency from the government regarding the UAP issue during the hearings, which will play a crucial role in shaping future policy decisions.

“The stakes are extremely high for next week's UAP hearing. The American government must be as forthcoming as possible about what it has learned about UAP flying over our sovereign territory and its plans for securing our airspace,” said Ryan Graves, ASA founder and former U.S. Navy fighter pilot. “Sen. Gillibrand has been a leader in requiring more serious and scientific attention be directed to this national security vulnerability. This hearing is a timely way to ensure this pressing issue remains on the national agenda and the public gets more answers.”

“This is only the second public hearing on this topic in modern times,” said Bryan Bender, ASA advisor and former national security reporter. “The Pentagon and intelligence agencies have been required by law to dedicate resources to collecting more data on UAP and reveal what they know to Congress the public at large. Only continued legislative pressure can ensure that the national security bureaucracy doesn't try to wiggle out.”

Next week’s Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee hearing Committee will feature Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) as the sole witness.

ASA believes increased transparency, investigation, and cooperation between public officials, military personnel, and the scientific community is essential to address the ongoing UAP mystery. The organization supports data sharing, whistleblower protections, and new rules for reporting and investigating UAP incidents.

Americans for Safe Aerospace (ASA)

ASA is a non-profit organization advocating for aerospace safety and national security. Founded by Ryan Graves, a former Navy fighter pilot and engineer, ASA supports pilots and aerospace professionals reporting UAP encounters and demands more disclosure from public officials. For more information, please visit