|Note: The GPS guidance system will allow the Border Hawk
to be launched when a ground sensor is triggered. Using the GPS
guidance system, Border Hawk will fly to the exact GPS coordinates
of the ground sensor and send back video pictures of what triggered
the sensor. ABP expects the mission radius to be around ten miles.
||Willcox, Arizona (ABP) June
15 -- American Border
Patrol, a non-profit border watchdog group, has successfully
flown its Border Hawk UAV under "autonomous" control
(flying on its own). Five test flights were made with a Global
Positioning System (GPS) automatic pilot taking over controls.
ABP expects to be performing operational tests of the complete
system by the end of June. (Note: Reuters TV will be visiting
American Border Patrol today, June 16.)