|UAV aerial view of ABP's Mobile
Internet Satellite Transmitter (MIST) and the operator of the
UAV. See full size video image.
(Taken April 25, 2003 at 5 pm Pacific time.)
||Sierra Vista, Arizona (ABP
- April 25) -- American
Border Patrol (ABP), the high-tech organization that is "shedding
light" on the border problem, successfully flew its "Border
Hawk," an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and sent live video
images from the UAV out over the Internet through the MIST system.
According to ABP president, Glenn Spencer, the success of the
UAV test will pave the way to the development of a comprehensive,
low-cost system of detection and surveillance along America's
borders. "This is an important step in reaching our goal
of showing how technology can be used to solve the border problem,"
Spencer said. Spencer said the Border Hawk will be in operation
on the border in the next day or so.
aerial shot of SBI footpath