Eyes in the Sky: How CBP Combats Drug Smuggling with Blimps

By Steve Neavling 
ticklethewire.com Blimps hovering 10,000 feet above the U.S. border are helping combat drug smuggling operations. Customs and Border Protection is using eight unmanned, unarmed blimps as eyes in the sky as part of the agency’s Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS). “TARS is the most cost-efficient capability that we own,” Richard Booth, director…

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