Coast Guard UAV Funding Green Lighted

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Coast Guard UAV Funding Green Lighted

For years, the Coast Guard has been trying to develop a successful UAV program. The problem is they have encountered numerous issues, and the budget eventually got shelved. Their requirements are a tall order to fill, such as building a rotor craft that will stay aloft for 48 hours and operate smoothly in harsh conditions. Fortunately, funding has come through and the quest for a multipurpose drone is now underway.

The service needs something that can fly in terrible weather, at high altitudes and for days on end to aid in drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and other missions, the unmanned aerial system program manager told an audience recently at the annual Sea Air Space Exposition outside Washington, D.C.

New funds to aid Coast Guard in adopting a UAV

By |2015-06-02T12:34:44-08:00June 2nd, 2015|Drone Applications, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Coast Guard UAV Funding Green Lighted

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