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Philippine Coast Guard Personnel Undergo UAS Training in Bataan

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Philippine Coast Guard Personnel Undergo UAS Training in Bataan

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Philippine Coast Guard Personnel Undergo UAS Training in Bataan
Philippine Coast Guard Personnel Undergo UAS Training in Bataan

Twenty-three Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel have undergone a three-day training on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Mariveles, Bataan, from 28 to 30 May 2024. Facilitated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the capacity-building initiative equipped Coast Guardians from the Coast Guard Aviation Command (CGAvCom) and Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization (CG-15) with knowledge and skills on drone regulations and flight considerations, preparation of flight plans, programming and operating the UAS.

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Coast Guardians also learned about processing the images and data into geographic information system (GIS) data. The two drones donated by the German Federal Government were used during the training. In November and December 2023, Philippine Coast Guard received three-day training on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems training workshops under the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit project, held in Cavite and Palawan.

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