U.S. homeland security officials are growing their fleet of General Atomics Predator B unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for domestic border protection, in part due to congressional insistence, yet their most visionary goal remains unmanned maritime patrol aircraft. But as recently highlighted in developments on Capitol Hill, it may not be new technology that paces their progress as much as limited budgets, personnel and bureaucratic turf wars. While Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ...

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