Terrorism: April 13, 2002


The US Border Patrol has ordered 13 AS350B3 helicopters from Eurocopter, with deliveries to start immediately. Fitted with night vision goggles, searchlights, dual sensors, and digital navigation, these will get to work right away reinforcing security on the US-Mexican border. A particular problem is the Del Rio sector, where illegal aliens, smugglers, and perhaps terrorists can cross easily.--Stephen V Cole


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