Coast Guard uses cutter-based UAV in cocaine bust

The Coast Guard conducted a 2 week deployment of a small unmanned aerial vehicle onboard the National Security Cutter USCG Bertholf, logging more than 90 hours of flight time, the service announced earlier this month.
The UAV, a ScanEagle built by a Boeing subsidiary, aided in the interdiction of nearly 600 kilograms of cocaine, “the first Coast Guard interdiction conducted with the support of an embarked UAS asset,” the service says.