KRTV: Military-grade radar use approved to protect Northern Border

Law enforcement agents protecting the Northern Border of Montana will soon have another tool to help combat illegal drug smuggling.

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security recently approved Senator Jon Tester’s request to use military-grade radar.

The technology will be used to help catch small, low-flying airplanes that are used for cross-border drug smuggling.

The increase in the use of planes was discovered during a pilot program called Operation Outlook.

Tester says being able to use radar will help keep Montanans safe.

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