Oct 31, 2011
Second Hunter Killer to Report for Border Patrol Duty
South Texas gets second drone for patrolling.
South Texas’ second unmanned aerial vehicle was expected to arrive at its base station in Corpus Christi Wednesday night and will begin operations in a couple of days.
Texas Congressional members Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, and Mike McCaul, R-Houston, announced the arrival of the second UAV earlier this week.
The Predator UAV is equipped with an electro-optical/infrared sensor system that is suitable for flights in darkness and bad weather. Cuellar has pushed for more drones for the Texas-Mexico border and earlier said the bipartisan effort between Democrats and Republicans was the key factor for South Texas receiving second UAV.
A second one? Didn't know there was a first one. And, yeah, they say it's unarmed. How soon until that changes? Give it about 2 years, and you're going to see these over Detroit, South Central LA, South Side of Chicago, Pittsburg and Miami. Then the DEA will get some... and before you know it, there will be a constant presence over your airspace too. You know... for safety! Don't act surprised. It can smell fear.
Posted by Capn at Monday, October 31, 2011