April 21, 2004

Border Hawk Nabs Group of Suspected
Illegals Using Airborne Infrared Cam

Image shot on the border near Palominas, Arizona at approximately 7:50 pm PDT April 21.
Palominas, Arizona (ABP) - April 21, 8:55 pm PDT -- American Border Patrol nabbed a group of suspected border intruders (SBIs) tonight for the first time using a UAV equipped with infrared camera equipment. The images were available on the internet in near real-time on the ABP website. The system worked very well in conjunction with ground sensors and spotters in the field.

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