In an April article* about ISR and Unmanned Systems, SeaPower Magazine Special Correspondent Daniel P. Taylor reports that “The Coast Guard is officially bringing the ScanEagle® drone into the fold with a Major new contract.”
Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Walton, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Aviation Forces, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, told Seapower that following the contract award, the Coast Guard expects to have two ships with ScanEagle systems installed and operating some time this year — most likely in the summer.
The ScanEagle®, a low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufactured by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, was first introduced in 2005 by the U.S. Navy, and has found a home on destroyers. The ScanEagle® will fill the role of Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for the National Security Cutter (NSC) program.
* The full text of this article is no longer available. Updated 9/20/2021
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