Awesome use of technology from the air…kinda scary too

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares...
Image via Wikipedia

From CNN.com

See how the Border Patrol is using the latest in technology to spot suspected illegal immigrants on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” today at 5 p.m. ET.

Fort Huachuca, Arizona (CNN) — It’s a frigid, dark night in the mountainous border region of southeast Arizona. A group of 31 suspected illegal immigrants are walking up and down rocky ridges toward Tucson, Arizona. They’re wearing small backpacks and stop to rest every few minutes.

This isn’t a scene unfolding before the eyes of Border Patrol agents on the ground. It comes from a video image provided by a Predator B unmanned aircraft 19,000 feet overhead. In fact, the nearest Border Patrol agents are far away.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Leave a Reply Text

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: