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.