CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — The second unmanned aircraft to patrol the Texas-Mexico border has arrived at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo confirms that the Predator drone arrived early Thursday morning.READ MORE: Gracie Kennedy Of Southlake Wins New Car In COVID-19 Vaccine Raffle
Officials announced in July that Texas would get a second drone to patrol its 1,254-mile border with Mexico. Along with another planned for Arizona, the drone brings U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s total to six on the Southwest border.READ MORE: Dallas Restaurant Says 'Here We Go Again' Requiring Customers To Mask-Up
The Predator can fly for 20 hours without refueling, extending by many hours the surveillance capability of a helicopter. Flight crews control the planes remotely.
The new aircraft awaits assembly, and it was unclear when it would fly its first mission.MORE NEWS: North Texas Businessman Ken Dunn Killed In Jet Crash
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