Predator Drone Begins Patrolling Texas Border

Predator drone begins patrolling Texas border

The Associated Press, September 2, 2010

Corpus Christi, TX (AP) — Homeland Securitys newest weapon began patrolling the skies over the Texas border on Wednesday.

The Predator B drone took its first flight from the Air Naval Station in Corpus Christi.

The unmanned surveillance aircraft will monitor the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville to El Paso.

The new drone is in response to the bill signed in August by President Obama providing $600 million in emergency border protection funding.

There are now four drones covering the entire border from California to Texas.