Wednesday, December 28, 2011
U.S. Customs And Border Protection Gets New Drone
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has taken delivery of a new drone aircraft. The Predator-B will be fourth to be flown out of CBP's National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The agency will use the plane to patrol the southwest border with Mexico. CBP operates a total of nine unmanned aircraft. Drone flights require special permission from the FAA. CBP officials say that in 12,000 hours of flights, drones have helped in the seizure of tens of thousands of pounds of illegal drugs. They've also aided in the arrest of 7,500 individuals.
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