U.S. Border UAVs reach 10,000 hours!

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments by

Yesterday, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced that its office of Air and Marine Unmanned Aircraft Systems had reached a historic 10,000-hour milestone! Since 2005, their primary mission has been to secure the border and prevent acts of terrorism by identifying and intercepting potential terrorist and illegal cross-border activity as well as helping with federal and state disaster relief.  To date, Predator operations have resulted in the apprehension of 4,865 undocumented aliens and 238 smugglers; the seizure of 33,773 pounds of contraband; and 4,285 sensor activations.

Read more: http://www.asdnews.com/news/35896/CBP_Unmanned_Aircraft_Reach_10,000-Hour_Milestone.htm#ixzz1OVP7aSrZ

Debra Cleghorn, Editors Blogs, Featured News

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