[US] Coast Guard and CBP using more unmanned aircraft for drug smuggling surveillance | Government Security News

In recent testimony before the House subcommittee on border and maritime security, representatives from both the U.S. Coast Guard and CBP told of their organization’s increasing use of aerial surveillance by unmanned aircraft to assist in their battles against illegal drug smugglers.

Rear Admiral William Lee, deputy for operations policy and capabilities with the Coast Guard, told the subcommittee on November 19 that the Coast Guard has established formal partnerships with CBP (to collaborate with CBP’s land-based Predator unmanned aerial system, or UAS, program) and the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aircraft program.

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