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Japan Coast Guard decides to introduce U.S. drone SeaGuardian

  • April 1, 2022
  • , NTV
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NTV said it learned that the Japan Coast Guard has decided to introduce the SeaGuardian drone, manufactured by General Atomics of the United States, in order to strengthen surveillance of Chinese and other foreign fishing vessels and suspicious boats conducting illegal fishing in areas surrounding Japan. According to the network, the Japan Coast Guard will allocate about 4 billion yen ($3.3 million) to purchase the drone. The network said the Japan Coast Guard is planning to deploy the drone mainly at the MSDF’s Hachinohe Air Base and hopes to put it into operation in October. 

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