September 20, 2004

Best New Technology on Border? UAVs
ABP pioneering work paying off

Image of Tom Ridge giving testimony on September 12, 2004, overlaid on picture of ABP Border Hawk.
Ridge points to promise of unmanned aerial vehicles
C-SPAN - Sept. 20 -- Tom Ridge, Homeland Security Secretary
    "We are now using unmanned aerial vehicles where heretofore it has been very difficult for the Border Patrol to get to and we have adjusted our tactics accordingly."
    "We have begun to experiment with unmanned aerial vehicles so that we have an opportunity to see what's going on in some of the more difficult terrain..."
"The latest experiment that I think has high potential, the greatest potential, is unmanned aerial vehicles."
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Red DotABP sent live UAV images to millions on TV in May, 2003
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