U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise

U.S. and Japan strengthen capabilities through joint exercise
Ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan, Feb. 21, 2021. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Ship Akitsushima, two of the respective services’ newest and most capable vessels, operated alongside helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles to practice interdicting foreign vessels operating illegally inside Japanese...

1st operational Coast Guard UAS pilot ready to develop program

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue After eight years of testing the Department of Defense Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, the U.S. Coast Guard has its first qualified operational UAS pilot ready to develop and implement training and standardization for the service’s newest branch of aviation assets—UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.