DHS testing drone along Canadian border

06/19/2009 | WWTI-TV (Watertown, N.Y.)

The Department of Homeland Security is testing Predator B unmanned aircraft to help patrol the border between Upstate New York and Canada. Tests are being conducted at 19,000 feet in the restricted airspace above Fort Drum, helping to reduce the risk of collisions, according to officials. Though Customs and Border Protection currently uses five drone aircraft, none are permanently based in the Northeast.

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