Homeland Security abandons 'virtual fence' prototype along US-Mexico border Mike Rosen-Molina at 2:01 PM ET
[JURIST] The US government has abandoned a prototype "virtual fence" [JURIST report] along the US-Mexico border [GlobalSecurity backgrounder] after the system failed to perform up to expectations, according to Wednesday media reports. The prototype fence, which consists of nine unmanned towers equipped with radar, sensors and cameras along a 28-mile stretch of the US-Mexico border, was too slow in alerting border agents to illegal crossings. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Officials said that Boeing [corporate website], the technology's creator, will replace the fence with a series of towers outfitted with new cameras and enhanced radar capability. AP has more.
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