News tagged with border patrol

Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

The U.S. Border Patrol is considering another type of surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.

dateOct 12, 2017 in Engineering
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Helping to curb illegal border crossings

Illegal border-crossings in Europe remain an on-going issue, with the latest figures estimated to be nearly 141 000 - up 35 % from previous years. However, the TALOS project has developed a system for transportable autonomous ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Engineering
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US testing surveillance balloons on Mexico border

(AP) — Floating 2,500-feet (762-meters) above scrub-covered U.S. ranchland near the Mexico border, the payload of high-tech cameras onboard a balloon being used by the Border Patrol can easily see a cluster of reporters ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Other
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Border Patrol seeks text on suspicious activity

(AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol agents often use horses to look for smugglers in the forested mountains along the Canadian border, but now will be adding a more modern tool to help them keep watch - text messaging.

dateJun 08, 2010 in Other
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