“UAP clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to U.S. national security. Safety concerns primarily center on aviators contending with an increasingly cluttered air domain. UAP would also represent a national security challenge if they are foreign adversary collection platforms or provide evidence a potential adversary has developed either a breakthrough or disruptive technology.”
I think breakthrough or disruptive technology are the key words here. They may not have said “beyond” but pretty much said everything short of that.
The DNI's UFO report clarifies that these objects were observed with multiple sensors and spotted by eyewitness. If you see something with radar, on the camera, you pick it up with the electro-optical system, and you and a few other folks see it with your eyes, then it is probably not a lens-flare.
The DNI concluded that the UFO's are likely physical things.
Not much of a report - https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/assessments/Prelima...
Direct link to the PDF report: https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/assessments/Prelima...
> "Most of the UAP reported probably do represent physical objects given that a majority of UAP were registered across multiple sensors, to include radar, infrared, electro-optical, weapon seekers, and visual observation."
> "Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernable means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings."