Coast Guard


A pair of Customs and Border Protection Predator B drones, known more commonly by their Air Force designation MQ-9 Reapers, located at the southern border. The U.S. Coast Guard is considering acquiring its own drone fleet to help carry out such missions as search and rescue and drug interdiction. (Homeland Security Department photo/Gerald L. Nino)

Coast Guard Eyes Getting Its Own Drone Fleet

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering acquiring its own drone fleet to better perform missions ranging from search and rescue to drug interdiction, an official…


Battelle’s DroneDefender is a shoulder-fired weapon that uses radio waves to cut the link between the drone and its controller. (Photo courtesy Battelle)

Homeland Security Seeks Drone-Killing Technology

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to evaluate technology capable of taking out drones flying above cities. Counter-unmanned aerial systems are among the emerging…


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Coast Guard Wants Precision Machine Guns

The Coast Guard wants to make its deck-mounted machine guns accurate enough for crowded American harbors. To do that, Coast Guard gunners need a weapon mount that’s stable…




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DHS’ Sea Scanning Radar-Equipped MQ-9

I was wandering around the U.S. aircraft corral at the Paris Air Show today when I noticed this MQ-9 ‘Guardian’ in Department of Homeland Security…



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Tip of the Spear: Running the Gauntlet

Check out Military.com’s latest Tip of the Spear video showing the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team running the gauntlet; a live-fire small arms…