“The cargo deliveries – there were three of them – took place July 18 off the coast of Key West, Florida. Both its VOLY 10 and VOLY 20 series of drones were involved, with two flights covering 15 nautical miles and one flight covering one nautical mile.”
The transferred were made between USNS Burlington and USCGC William Trump, a Webber class FRC.
Presumably the landing area on the cutter was in the board open area forward of the bridge intended for vertical replenishment. This does seem to indicate the FRCs could operate a UAS with minimal changes.
- Endurance: 6+hours
- Range: 350 miles (I presume stature miles)
- Average Speed: 65 knots
- Payload: 30 pounds