Coast Guard Disadvantaged by Limited Access to Drones

Lawmakers push for military branch to get its own land-based drone program

A Tiger Shark unmanned aerial vehicle prepares for landing.

A Tiger Shark unmanned aerial vehicle prepares for landing / AP

by Morgan Chalfant

The U.S. Coast Guard may be disadvantaged by limited access to unmanned aerial systems, commonly known as drones, according to a Republican lawmaker and former Marine.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.), who chairs the subcommittee on the Coast Guard and maritime transportation, expressed concernMonday that the Coast Guard, which jointlydeploys land-based Predator drones with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has inconsistent and insufficient access to the unmanned systems.

Hunter, who supports giving the Coast Guard its own land-based drone program, laid out his concerns in a letter to Gil Kerlikowske, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Read more…

Original Article

0 Comments

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Drone Academy CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Drone Academy Thailand 

5th Floor 18/49 Ratchpruek Village Sukkhaprachasun Rd. Bangpood  Prakred  Nonthaburi 11120 Tel: 02-963-3614

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?

Inline
Inline