Surface Navy 2020: Insitu to outfit entire USCG national security cutter fleet with ScanEagles by end of year

Insitu is on pace to supply its ScanEagle endurance mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) entire national security cutter (NSC) fleet by the end of 2020, according to a company official.

Ron Tremain, Insitu senior business executive for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), domestic, and international maritime operations, told Jane’s on 14 January at the Surface Navy trade show that the USCG currently has eight NSCs but plans to expand to 12 total ships in the next few years. Insitu has already built enough ScanEagles to fill out the current USCG NSC fleet in 2020, he said.

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