Border Patrol adds blimp to monitor the border

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The Aerostat provides coverage for the places along the border where there are no barriers.

This is the newest Aerostat in the RGV Border Patrol sector.

ROMA, TEXAS (NBC) - A new Aerostat is already aiding Border Patrol in seizing narcotics and illegal crossings along the border.

It is the fifth unit and also the largest one so far, with cameras that operate 24 hours a day and offers 360-degree surveillance capability.

The Aerostat provides coverage for the places along the border where there are no barriers.

Before being located to a spot on private land, the Aerostat was active overseas.

The Aerostat is set up 3,500 feet in the air on a higher level of elevation, which gives a great vantage point in overseeing miles and miles along the border.

Border Patrol is expecting to add another Aerostat in the eastern corridor of the RGV sector.


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