Navy's unmanned 'Silver Fox' hot on tail of border smugglers - General News In an effort to stop smugglers and terrorists from entering the U.S. through underground tunnel systems at the Canada and Mexico borders, the federal government has begun using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles fitted with tunnel detection sensors. The machine of choice for the birds eye first responder is the product of the Office of Naval Research: it is the Silver Fox. Like the majestic Bald Eagle itself watching over America, the Silver Fox has proven to be a reliable autonomous aerial surveillance system capable of atmospheric sensing, radiogradiometer tunnel detection, and hyperspectral, stereoscopic and thermal imagery collection. In simple terms, the Silver Fox is the all seeing eye in the sky. Adding to a growing list of military designed UAVs including the Predator, Global Hawk, Maverick and Raven, the Silver Fox is just another example of the cutting edge technology being developed in the interest of national security. White House OKs expanding CIA drone program in Pakistan - CNN.com Washington (CNN) -- The White House has authorized an expansion of the CIA's program to attack suspected al Qaeda and Taliban operatives in Pakistan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with missiles shot from pilotless planes, a U.S. official confirms. The covert effort is part of the Obama administration's plan to increase the number of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan and crack down on suspected terrorists in the region.