The Iranian Air Force will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) along its borders to strengthen its reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities.

Deputy lieutenant commander of the army’s air force for operations General Majid Pirhadi said Iran would equip its central air bases with different types of long-range UAVs, according to Fars News Agency.

Iran will equip its border bases in western and southern region with drones by the end of September 2010.

The drones will perform the tasks of intelligence and information gathering, and reconnaissance missions.