Border Patrol plans to test new drones in Arizona, Texas and Vermont in September as part of an increased effort to curb illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
The different models range from quadcopters that are capable of flying for 30 minutes to larger aerial vehicles that can stay airborne for hours, Arizona Public Media reports .
Border Control currently uses large drones that are flown out of an airstrip at Fort Huachuca in Cochise County.
No specifics were given about the time and locations of the tests.
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