March 27, 2003

ABP Demonstrates Nighttime
Airborne Infrared Surveillance
High Tech Operation Expands Capability

Screen grab from video recording of infrared camera surveillance by American Border Patrol on March 26, 2003. Arrows also mark possible border crossers.
Palominas, Arizona (ABP) - March 26 -- A flight along the U.S./ Mexico border Wednesday night demonstrated the capability of tracking illegal border crossers using an airborne infrared camera. According to American Border Patrol head Glenn Spencer, the addition nighttime aerial surveillance is but another step toward the development of a full suite of border control capabilities.

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