26 Jan '17, 5pm

U.S. Coast Guard conducts final testing for #ScanEagle #UAS on Cutter STRATTON:

U.S. Coast Guard conducts final testing for #ScanEagle #UAS on Cutter STRATTON:

The Coast Guard completed system operational verification testing of a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) on Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, a national security cutter (NSC) based in Alameda, California, Jan. 2. The Stratton crew and UAS program officials tested the power, communications, and launch and recovery systems that make up the sUAS to ensure that all parts functioned as needed and to identify areas requiring improvement. The full system consists of the aircraft, a ground control station, and a forward and an aft directional antenna, which contain the necessary fiber optic cables needed to communicate with the aircraft. Installation of the system components was completed Dec. 23; testing began a week later. The testing prepared the Coast Guard for the sUAS deployment on Stratton planned for this winter, data from which will help the service assess how to make the ...

Full article: https://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/newsroom/updates/uas0112...

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