UK Coastguard Seeks Reactive UAV Capability

surveillance flight aircraft
The MCGA has recently begun using Beechcraft King Air platforms for surveillance flights, but such missions could be performed by UAVs in the future.
Credit: Claire Hartley/2Excel Aviation

Demonstrations of unmanned air systems (UAS) supporting search-and-rescue and anti-pollution missions planned for this summer could provide a taste of future capabilities for Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCGA). Elbit’s Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS and the...

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