Air Platforms

USCG looks to accelerate ScanEagle deployments

21 March 2019

The US Coast Guard (USCG) wants to get more ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) into the fleet and deploy the systems more quickly.

“ScanEagle is truly a game-changer for our crews,” Admiral Karl Schultz, USCG commandant, said on 21 March during his 2019 State Of The Coast Guard Address in Los Angeles.

“This technology is coming to every NSC [national security cutter] in our Fleet,” he said. “But [it is] not quickly enough. I’d like to accelerate the fielding of this technology, doubling the delivery of this key mission enabler from two to four systems per year. We will field full ScanEagle capability across our entire NSC fleet.

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