UAVs Starting to Score

From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs, “EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3.” Read the rest of the story here.

Looks like UAVs are starting to show what they can do. UAVs flying from the Seychelles, in this case Air Force MQ-9s Reapers, are also having some success looking for pirates.

Hope we start seeing some Coast Guard use of these assets soon.

9 thoughts on “UAVs Starting to Score

  1. Rereading the release, it is not really clear whether the UAV or McInerney first acquired the “go-fast” on radar, so it may not be that the UAV was radar equipped.

    Anybody know if this deployment was evaluating a CG configured UAV?

  2. ;Rereading the rela=ease, it is not really clear whether the UAV or McInerney first acquired the “go-fast” on radar. Anybody know if this deployment was evaluating a CG configured UAV?

  3. Rereading the release, it is not really clear whether the UAV or McInerney first acquired the “go-fast” on radar, so it may not be that the UAV was radar equipped. Anybody know if this deployment was evaluating a CG configured UAV?

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