Border Hawk In
Border Surveillance UAV Attracts Media Attention
Watchdog in the sky
Star front page article Associated
Border Patrol on KVOA, Channel 4 in Tucson
May 1, 2003 -- "We don't blame
these Border Patrol agents, they're doing a great job. But we
need more of them, and they need better technology ," says
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol President.
Coverage to expand.
ABP will host a crew from KOLD TV, Tucson,
today and a reporter and photographer from USA Today tomorrow.
It also reports contacts by the New York Times and CNN.
on KVOA Web site)
"American Border Patrol, in Sierra Vista,
has launched its watchdog in the sky."
aerial vehicle is called Border Hawk One. It's a remote controlled
airplane that works with the help of a camera and transmitter
on board. After an image of a border crosser is taken overhead,
it's sent back to a microwave on the ground, and then is sent
to a satellite that helps to post the picture on the Internet.
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