The National Defence intervenes at different levels:
- An Air Force and a National Gendarmerie representative are members of the Steering Committee. They are informed about the work process and results of the GEIPAN and may make recommendations to the head of the GEIPAN.
- The GEIPAN can ask the Air Force for radar checks above the locations where a UAP was seen.
Neither the Gendarmerie Nationale, the Air Force nor any National Defence entity is involved in the decision to classify or publish an observation. This decision is made by the head of the GEIPAN.