Homeland Security Deploys Predator in Texas

September 3, 2010 at 8:11 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The Epoch Times

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will initiate Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flights out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on Wednesday, according to a DHS press release.

Flights will cover the Texas stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, which means that aerial surveillance of the entire border, from California to Texas, is now complete.

“With the deployment of the Predator in Texas, we will now be able to cover the Southwest border from the El Centro sector in California all the way to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, providing critical aerial surveillance assistance to personnel on the ground,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano stated on Monday, according to a Reuters report…more

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