OVERSEAS ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FOR THE AT-SEA OPERATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS, MARCH 2018
The proposed action is for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to operate an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from any vessel of the National Security Cutter (NSC) fleet in the global maritime environment. The UAS would provide the NSC with persistent, tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Operations would occur in the western North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, eastern North Pacific, eastern Pacific, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Chukchi Sea. The UAS would operate year-round from 12 nautical miles off the coast of the United States into the global commons.
USCG National Security Cutter