November 12, 2004

Army Now Engaged in Border War
Hunter UAV pressed into service


Hunter UAV
"The U.S. Border Patrol began flying the Hunter unmanned aerial vehicles along the international boundary with Mexico earlier this week, Ft. Huachuca Garrison Commander Col. Jonathan Hunter said Wednesday. "-- S.V. Herald [Read Article]
It's About Time
    
Two and a half years after the founders of American Border Patrol recommended their use, the U.S. Army has begun using its own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the border. According to a report in today's Sierra Vista Herald, the Hunter UAV has been pressed into service, flying out of Ft. Huachuca, the Army's UAV training center.
    "It's about time our government began using its real capabilities to solve this problem," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. ABP was first to use UAVs on the border with the Border Hawk system.
    Border Patrol spokesman Andy Adame said "UAVs play an important role."

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