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Border Hawk Shows
Tracks suspicious activity reported to be ICE drug find
from New Headquarters
Arizona/Mexico border-- American
Border Patrol's Border Hawk UAV has begun flying from ABP's
new headquarters field near the Mexican border in Southeastern
Arizona. A recent test flight from the newly constructed field
demonstrated the ability of the system to track suspicious activity.
In the accompanying video, the Border Hawk spotted people in
a wash used by smugglers. ABP was later old they were ICE
agents who had found 800 pounds of marijuana. The UAV tracked
them for an hour and a half. According to Glenn Spencer, the
Border Hawk was operating per FAA operating standards.
earlier report on night mission