NEWS arrow U.S.-Canadian border to get military-grade radar

U.S.-Canadian border to get military-grade radar

Written by MARC HELLER

The federal Department of Homeland Security will deploy military-grade radar on the northern border, which officials say will help stop airborne drug smuggling.

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the decision in response to a request from Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the senator's office said Wednesday.

Mr. Schumer, D-N.Y., had outlined his request in a conference call with reporters, saying drug smugglers elude capture by flying aircraft below where typical radar can detect them. Military-type radar will detect those aircraft, he said. Mr. Schumer was responding to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report detailing that weakness along the U.S.-Canadian border.

Only 32 of more than 4,000 miles of the border are secure, the GAO found.

"These recent shocking GAO reports make it clear that we have a long way to go when it comes to securing our northern border and keeping drugs out of bordering states, and fortunately deploying this military-grade radar technology on the front lines has already proven effective in detecting low-flying planes that can be chock full of illegal drugs," Mr. Schumer said in a press release.

The "Watertown Daily Times" article

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