Defense and Government

Bruno, Michael
March 2011
Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/21/2011, Vol. 173 Issue 10, p44
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of drone aircraft by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP). It states three General Atomics Predator B drones are assigned to the Mexican border region and operate from the U.S. Army base Fort Huachuca in Arizona, while another two Predator B drones patrol the Canadian border region and are based at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. It mentions the CBP is working with the Coast Guard to identify common maritime drone aircraft requirements.


Related Articles

  • CBP Takes Delivery of First Maritime Predator UAS; Coast Guard Participating. Biesecker, Calvin // Defense Daily;12/9/2009, Vol. 244 Issue 46, p1 

    The article reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the delivery of its first maritime Predator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Assistant commissioner for CBP's Office of Air and Marine, Michael Kostelnik, discusses position and responsibilities of the aircraft in counter...

  • Bum Drones. Doherty, Brian // Reason;May2014, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p11 

    The article offers information on the launch of Predator B drone by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from Arizona.

  • FAA Permits UAV Operations along Part of Texas Border with Mexico.  // TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;5/26/2010, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p6 

    The article reports on the approval gained by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.

  • FAA Permits CBP To Significantly Expand UAS Operations Along Northern Border.  // Defense Daily;1/25/2011, Vol. 249 Issue 15, p2 

    The article reports that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an expanded certificate of authorization (COA) to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), that allows the CBP to expand unmanned aircraft system (UAS) along another 900 miles of the nation's northern border...

  • CBP Uses Predator In Gustav Response And Recovery.  // Helicopter News;9/16/2008, Vol. 34 Issue 19, p2 

    The article reports that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) flew one of its Predator B Unmanned Aircraft Systems around the New Orleans, Louisiana area to provide live video of any possible damage due to Hurricane Gustav. It is stated that the Predator, equipped with a Lynx radar...

  • Customs and Border Patrol Predators TAKE FLIGHT. Serluco, Paul // Homeland Defense Journal;Dec2007/Jan2008, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p18 

    The article reports that the U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agency has decided to expand the area of operation of its Predator B unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from south west border to the northern border. According to the assistant commissioner of CBP Air and Marine, Michael...

  • Kostelnik Says CBP's UAVs Generally Less Expensive To Operate Than Manned Aircraft.  // Helicopter News;3/29/2011, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p4 

    The article reports that the Predator unmanned aerial vehicles operated along the nation's northern and southern borders and maritime environment are less expensive, as compared to manned aircrafts. According to the assistant commissioner for the U.S. Custom and Border Protection's Office of Air...

  • Coast Guard Continues To Explore Options For UAVs.  // Helicopter News;1/20/2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p5 

    The article reports on the search by the U.S. Coast Guard for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), such as those used by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Navy. The Coast Guard is said to have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the CBP. According to Rear Admiral Gary Blore,...

  • CBP Continues To Explore Small UAS Options. Biesecker, Calvin // Defense Daily;1/26/2011, Vol. 249 Issue 16, p2 

    The article reports that the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is exploring how small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can be used by its special operations teams. Border Patrol Tactical Units and Special Response Teams are special operations units within the Border Patrol, that would use...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics