UAVs/UAS are capable of flying longer hours continuously, can fly farther, and because they are unmanned, are not limited by pilot fatigue. The Predator B and the maritime variant Guardian, allow CBP to conduct missions in areas that are difficult to access or otherwise considered too high-risk for manned aircraft or personnel on the ground.
- Altitude: Up to 50,000 feet
- Endurance: Up to 20 operational hours
- Airspeed: Over 220 knots (253.141 MPH)
- External Payload: 3,000 lbs (1,361 kg)