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Interactions With 'Five Eyes' Partners

Date released
24 October 2023
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Information requested

I politely request any and all communications, records, files, documents or other forms of media concerning or pertaining to any and all interactions with 'Five Eyes' partners (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States) or internal records about the following topics:

  • Reporting, investigation, threat analysis and mitigation of 'unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) flight safety risks and actual or near mid-air collisions with UAP. This includes any statistics related to UAP and flight safety and accidents. Or any reports of security incidents, incursions, incidents or experiences with UAP by personnel or reported to personnel.
  • Media and public relations strategy, strategic media policy concerning public interest in and developments in the United States concerning UAP
  • The 'All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office' (AARO), Dr. Avi Loeb, The Galileo project. Dr Sean Kirkpatrick.
  • A or the 'foreign materials programme' (FMP), which may be based in 'Five Eyes' partners or the U.K.
  • Or concerning data sharing, contact or operations involving 'UAP' or unidentified anomalous phenomena with 'Five Eyes' partners.
  • Or data sharing, contact or operations with 'Five Eyes' partners concerning the study, exploitation, recovery, reverse-engineering and investigation of material, phenomena or entities of an unknown origin or an origin attributed to a consciousness/intelligence which is other than or subsumes humanity or human consciousness/intelligence as it exists today.
  • Or concerning the implications or consequences of UAP or non-human intelligence (NHI) topics related to either or a component of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2023, or NDAA 2024.

Sub-Topics which intersect with the above-parameterised information request may include but are not limited to:

  • Procurement, contracts and expenditure
  • Details of spending over £25,000 (monthly).
  • Details contracts and tenders worth over £10,000.
  • Details of government procurement card spend over £500.
  • Investment plans
  • Details of responsibilities assigned to personnel
  • Locations
  • Contact details
  • Agreements, deals or treaties with allies
  • Digital or physical communications either inter or intra-departmental

Information released

After a thorough search of our document management system, we confirm that under s.1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the information described in your request.

In order to understand why we do not hold the information you requested, it may be helpful for us to clarify our role as the UK’s independent nuclear regulator. We have the legal authority to regulate nuclear safety, civil nuclear security and safeguards, and conventional health and safety at the 35 licensed nuclear sites in Great Britain. We also regulate the surface transport of radioactive material in the UK such as by road and rail. We permission transport packages for sea (surface) and air transport under agency agreements with other Competent Authorities such as the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). For more information about us and our work please see our website. 

Further information

The following UK intelligence service organisations may be able to assist you with your request:

We note that you referred to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2023 and NDAA 2024 in your request. As this is a US federal law, you may wish to contact the relevant US intelligence services regarding that component of your request.

Exemptions applied


PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable