First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy

First Unmanned Aircraft System deck landings conducted aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy
COAST GUARD CUTTER HEALY, Arctic Ocean – Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers successfully landed an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter Healy Monday, marking the first time a UAS has completed a take-off and landing aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker. John Ferguson, an Unmanned Aircraft System operator for AeroVironment, releases...

Customs and Border Protection Launches the New Predator B Guardian UAS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took delivery Monday of the first maritime variant of the Predator B unmanned aircraft system (UAS). At a ceremony in Palmdale, California, CBP, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and General Atomics Aeronatuical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) unveiled the prototype maritime variant Predator B, known as Guardian.

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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...