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 September 13, 2014  Surveillance, U.S.

Fernando del Valle reports:

Near the banks of the Rio Grande, U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor a tethered balloon that carries a camera that can zoom in on a license plate miles away.

On a ranch off Peñitas’ South Main Street, the 55-foot-long surveillance balloon, called an aerostat, arrived as Army surplus from America’s conflicts in the Middle East. It rises like a blimp from this tiny farm town less than a mile from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read more on The Monitor. MySA also covers the story.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for these links.

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