Christopher Lee, an operator of the ScanEagle small unmanned aerial system (UAS), working aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751), explains the role of UAS to leaders in the Japan Coast Guard during a tour of the Waesche in Maizuru, Japan, June 5, 2024. Members of the Japan and Republic of Korea Coast Guards toured the Waesche to see the capabilities the U.S. Coast Guard has to handle its mission sets. U.S. Coast Guard missions in the Indo-Pacific focus on issues directly supporting and advancing our regional partners’ efforts to protect fish stocks, ensure safety of life at sea, support environmental response, and provide disaster relief. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elijah Murphy)

Photo by: Cpl. Elijah Murphy |  VIRIN: 240605-M-BI567-1087.JPG