Drug Buster

Norris, Guy
January 2010
Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/4/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 1, p54
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the deployment of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' Predator B unmanned aerial system (UAS) by the U.S. Homeland Security Department's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard to evaluate its suitability for reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting acquisition in coastal waters, where drug smuggling is rife. Douglas Koupash of CBP Office of Air and Marine noted the initial aircraft performance testing to be conducted by the contractor on the Predator B.


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