La. National Guard sent to assist border patrol in Texas

La. National Guard sent to assist border patrol in Texas
The Louisiana National Guard will assist the border patrol in Texas. (Source: National Guard)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Gov. John Bel Edwards approved sending a Louisiana National Guard aviation team to support the U.S. Border Patrol at the request of Texas.

The national guard sent one LUH-72 Lakota with two pilots and one crew chief to assist the U.S. Border Patrol by providing air support along the Texas-Mexico border.

The helicopters are equipped with a mission equipment package that includes an infrared camera for night time operations and camera recording capabilities.

The request for support has been approved for an initial 90-day deployment.