June 21, 2015

Is pricey Border Patrol drone program worth the cost?

SIERRA VISTA — The drone's radar spots the men first — four red dots moving on Ajo Mountain, a half mile north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The radar operator sits more than an hour's flight away, with the rest of the drone's flight crew, in a trailer at the edge of the Fort Huachuca military base in southern Arizona. He taps at his keyboard. A powerful video camera mounted on a ball beneath the Customs and Border Protection Predator B zooms in.

Read more... http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/investigations/2015/06/20/border-patrol-drone-program/28999735/

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