January 24, 2005

Border Hawk Shows Stuff
Tracks suspicious activity reported to be ICE drug find

OPs 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.
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See earlier report on night mission

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