Flying into the future

It’s pivotal that a rescue crew, whether on the water or in the sky, has the full use of their wits and physical power when it matters most. Utilizing an unmanned system that could potentially spot survivors or wreckage from high in the sky could reduce the time rescue crews spend searching, and ultimately reduce the time that victims spend at the mercy of the elements.


The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks through ice in the Arctic circle, July 14, 2015. This image was taken by an Aerostat, a self-contained, compact platform that can deploy multiple sensor payloads and other devices into the air. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Arctic research underway aboard CGC Healy

Science is officially in full swing aboard the CGC Healy and research operations are now underway. Personnel from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center are aboard the Healy again this summer to test and evaluate technologies for Coast Guard use in the Arctic. This year, the focus of the research is on a significant Coast Guard mission: search and rescue.


Coast Guard Research and Development Center conducts analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicles during Arctic mission

AT SEA – Being a multi-mission agency with a diverse range of responsibilities, the Coast Guard relies on a wide variety of technologies to do its job. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center evaluated the capabilities of many new […]


Coast Guard Research and Development Center deploys Unmanned Surface Vehicle during Arctic exercise

AT SEA – In order to expand its presence and understanding of the Arctic, the Coast Guard and its partners evaluated the capabilities of a variety of technologies during the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s journey aboard the Coast […]