Nice article discussing the Coast Guard’s usage of drones to minimize human risk. From Popular Science:
Few places on Earth are as inhospitable as Antarctica. Perhaps the bottom of the sea, or inside a lava lake, but of all the places that people can technically survive, Antarctica’s pretty rough. Sustaining the research at McMurdo station is a civilian-headed effort with military components. Multiple American services and the Coast Guard work together to run Operation Deep Freeze, a recurring resupply mission. This year, to scout for their icebreakers, the Coast Guard brought along drones.
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