Drone planes to begin on US-Canada border

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Drone planes to begin on US-Canada border

(link:) Unmanned surveillance aircraft ready to hit skies

"THE Predator B has finally landed in Grand Forks and the next mission for the unmanned aircraft will be patrolling the largest undefended border in the world.

Starting next month, the remote-controlled aircraft will take to the skies along the 49th parallel for what one North Dakota politician said is a key part of the U.S. war on terrorism."

kropotkin1951

So why is it called an undefended border?   

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Soothsayers had a better record of prediction than economists

Whispering Pines

HellFire Missles included?

What about forest fires?

Yeah I know, the US doesn't really care about minor details.

 

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Whispering Pines wrote:

HellFire Missles included?

What about forest fires?

Yeah I know, the US doesn't really care about minor details.

 

Did you even read the article Whispering Pines? (cool name by the way)

Quote:
n its initial stages, the plane will patrol about 480 kilometres along
the U.S. border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Air and Marine authorities. It will use sensors to track people,
illegal drugs or other contraband moving across the border -- but won't
carry any weapons, like missiles or laser-guided bombs
that its
manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems says in its online
brochure the Predator B can handle.

Call me crazy but I'm all for using UAVs to watch our boarders and help reduce the amount of drugs and guns we have coming into our country from the US.

Doesn't lowering the amount of illegal weapons and harmful drugs on our streets seem more, well, plausable than predators whipping hellfire anti-tank missles into Canadian forests?