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USCG continues research on long-range UAS

15th January 2018 - 11:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Coast Guard (USCG) is continuing research to understand the state of technology available in the long-range and ultra-long endurance (LR/U-LE) UAS market, the agency announced on 10 January.

The research aims to identify the ways in which LR/U-LE UAS technologies have succeeded in other operational theaters, and how the coast guard could apply these technologies to maritime operations, including support of law enforcement activities in offshore transit zones.

The USCG’s examination of LR/U-LE UAS is part of a larger effort to incorporate unmanned technologies into its operations. The service is also procuring a small UAS capability for its fleet of national security cutters, with trials of systems including the ScanEagle ongoing.

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