Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2018

USV&drone

RDC researchers test the effectiveness of pairing the USV and the Splash Drone on a mission. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Alexandra Swan.

The Acquisitions Directorate (CG-9) web site is running a series to show the R&D Centers activities in the Arctic.

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is conducting its annual operation in the Arctic, Arctic Technology Evaluation 2018, in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, July 21 to Aug. 3. This year’s research will focus on evaluating how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and an aerostat balloon can work together as a network, and includes search and rescue and environmental mission scenarios.

2 thoughts on “Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2018

  1. I must say that is not the UAS I was imagining when I first read of this. I wonder how they kept the UAS on what appears to be a solar panel being used as a helipad??

    I wonder what the future, scaled-up version of this system will look like…?

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