US Coast Guard looks to expand unmanned operations

by Michael Fabey

Having benefitted from the deployment of ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) aboard its National Security Cutters (NSCs), the US Coast Guard (USCG) is now looking at future unmanned surface vessel operations.

“Last [year], our Research and Development Center tested the ability of unmanned surface vessels to augment traditional ship and aviation capabilities for operations in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean,” Admiral Karl Schultz, USCG commandant, said on 11 March during his annual State of the Coast Guard address.

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Having benefitted from the deployment of ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems (UASs) aboard its Nationa...

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