|Border Hawk II shown during
Friday test for Department of Defense. American Border Patrol's
new Ground Control Van can be seen at rear.
||New Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle May Be Headed Overseas
Palominas, Arizona - (Sept 26) --
Less than a week after it was first introduced to the public,
American Border Patrol's
new Border Hawk II unmanned aerial vehicle has been pressed into
service in a test for the Department of Defense for possible
deployment to the Middle East. According to ABP head Glenn Spencer,
the DOD tests have delayed the start of UAV border patrols originally
scheduled for September 22. "We could not ignore the call
to help our troops," Spencer said.