Border Patrol at 19,000 Feet

Border Patrol at 19,000 Feet

There are 3 comments on the Defense News story from Jun 13, 2010, titled Border Patrol at 19,000 Feet. In it, Defense News reports that:

A Predator UAV climbed into the early morning Arizona sky June 1 and headed east to conduct the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's first surveillance flight along the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas.

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Drones

United States

#1 Jun 13, 2010
After watching the documentary called Border War, I couldn't agree more! The drones do an outstanding job! yoo hoo
BB fan

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 13, 2010
I am sure it does a great job. Now who will use the information it sends back? How long will it take to get to the place it spots someone? How many illegals have been caught by this unarmed drone? Isn't this just a ploy to shut up the masses wanting something done here on the border.
Plopsdad

Muskegon, MI

#3 Jun 13, 2010
BB fan wrote:
I am sure it does a great job. Now who will use the information it sends back? How long will it take to get to the place it spots someone? How many illegals have been caught by this unarmed drone? Isn't this just a ploy to shut up the masses wanting something done here on the border.
No not really, how long will it take for someone to get to a specific location will of course depend upon location to nearest BP agent(s) or office.I watched a new report, if it was right, by the time the drone see's the illegals, the people flying the drone must determine a few things and of course a radio call, usually takes about 11 minutes until BP knows about it.

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