Skip to comments.Groundbreaking set next week for virtual fence
Posted on 05/08/2009 3:37:08 PM PDT by La Lydia
TUCSON - Groundbreaking will begin next week in southern Arizona for the virtual fence project's first permanent detection towers, a spokeswoman in Washington said Friday. Contractors preparing sites for the towers "will start moving earth next week," Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jenny Burke said.
The towers will hold sensors, cameras and communications equipment designed to detect illegal immigrants and drug smugglers and to enhance the ability of Border Patrol agents to intercept and apprehend them.
The towers are to be built first in Arizona, the busiest corridor for illegal entries along the Mexican frontier over the past decade. Plans call for also placing such towers along most of the 2,000-mile Mexican border, in New Mexico, California and almost all of Texas within five years....
The first permanent towers will encompass a total of 53 miles of the Arizona border in two chunks southwest of Tucson. One will replace a prototype temporary virtual fence near Sasabe.
(Excerpt) Read more at brownsvilleherald.com ...
Now they’ll need someone to watch the towers to guard against vandalism.
Virtual groundbreaking, one would think. Ordered for the virtual border by the virtual president.
If we had only virtual illegals, all would be well.
This seems like a joke.
“Virtual fence”. lol
Obama administration is presently hireing guards to accept TOLLS(both ways) from the drug dealers.. and coyotes..
..they will work for a few weeks then be ordered turned off.
Sounds like someone who accepts stolen computers and laptops, doesn’t it?
Virtual groundbreaking. How long should that take.
Set it up as a video game, and we can do it at the rate of 600 miles a day.
It’s the MATRIX, man!Neo steps up and takes the blue pill....
No one will get past it
Much more complicated than that. The tower cameras are connected by satellite to a monitoring center with more than one person manning the screens in a large room. Probably five or six. They, in turn, use the link to tell the BP where the illegals or drug smugglers were detected, and the BP, which is already in the area, goes to intercept them. Given the scale of the landscape out there, the BP, which receives a GPS reading on their location and the direction they’re traveling, can run them down. The BP does have helicopters. They also have unmanned aircraft buzzing back and forth along the border to identify illegal entries.
It’s being done with virtual shovels.
The people responsible for this insult can kiss my virtual ass.
A lot of people are not going to know the virtual fence is there and virtually trip over it.
As a point of order, when you say “the BP does have helicopters. They also have unmanned aircraft buzzing back and forth along the border to identify illegal entries.”
Actually, it is CBP that has the helo’s and the Predator is in test phase (one I think, maybe they have a second by now).
We can all celebrate by virtually going to the celebration, while virtually drinking champagne and virtually firing virtual .30 caliber water cooled Browning machine guns at the herds of illegal aliens not being stopped by the virtual fence.
“Good virtual fences make good virtual neighbors.....”
From the collected virtual poems of the virtual poet Robert “Virtual Bob” Frost.
It takes at least an hour, if not several hours, to walk from the border to a road. The BP is all over the border crossers caught by these sensor towers; they don’t stand a chance!
At least, that’s what the TV reporter from Tucson told us last week. And I always believe what I hear on TV, don’t you? /rhet.
Actually, the UAVs have been in use for several years and they definitely have more than one craft.
My wife was on the jury for a people smuggling trial in ‘06 that used UAV surveillance video for evidence.
From a guy I know that works in the FAA here in DC (I do liaison work for a couple of small companies), I seem to recall last year or so he mentioned there were waiver issues regarding employment of the Predator here in US airspace. Only know what he told me. Perhaps I misunderstood.
Oh, hope your wife found the guilty parties, well, “guilty.”
She did. Well, they did.