|One of the images sent over
the Internet on October 14 showed ABP ground control complex. See full size image.
The Border Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle
performed its first full border mission on Tuesday, sending high
quality video images over the Internet while being controlled
by a GPS guidance system. While no SBIs (suspected border intruders)
were spotted on this first mission (limited to a total of thirty
minutes) the Border Hawk showed that it could easily spot people
entering the U.S. illegally. Part of the mission was flown while
Glenn Spencer was being interviewed on the George Putnam Show
in Los Angeles. "We are going to continue to expand the
duration and capability of these missions," said Glenn Spencer
of American Border
Patrol. See album of images.