April 30, 2003

Border Hawk UAV Finds 'Intruders'
Test of Detection Capability Proves Successful

Images of ABP Hawkeye "intruders" were sent live over the Internet. The test was observed by Ignacio Ibarra of the Arizona Daily Star.
Palominas, Arizona (ABP-4/30/03) -- A test of the capability of the American Border Patrol (ABP) Border Hawk UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to locate border intruders was passed with flying colors Wednesday. According to ABP officials, a group of ABP "Hawkeyes" (ABP volunteers) following a well known route into the U.S. from Mexico was spotted at the ABP base station watching telemetered images from the Border Hawk camera as it flew over the San Pedro River. "There is now no question that the Border Hawk can do the job, " said Glenn Spencer of ABP.
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