[US] Coast Guard uses cutter-based UAV in cocaine bust – FierceHomelandSecurity

The Coast Guard conducted a 2 week deployment of a small unmanned aerial vehicle onboard the National Security Cutter USCG Bertholf, logging more than 90 hours of flight time, the service announced earlier this month.

The UAV, a ScanEagle built by a Boeing subsidiary, aided in the interdiction of nearly 600 kilograms of cocaine, “the first Coast Guard interdiction conducted with the support of an embarked UAS asset,” the service says.

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