Iran’s police to use new UAVs for Arbaeen security

October 10, 2018 - 7:32

TEHRAN – Iranian police chief said on Tuesday that his forces would utilize a series of new UAVs to patrol the borders and ensure the security of pilgrims visiting neighboring Iraq for Arbaeen, when a large number of Iranian pilgrims travel to Iraq to participate in rituals commemorating the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

Speaking to reporters, Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari said the 12 UAVs that the police have received from the Defense Ministry could be employed for border control, detecting illegal entries, combatting outlaws and smugglers at the border, and traffic control, Tasnim reported.

On Monday, the police took delivery of new drones, helicopters, and other military equipment from the Defense Ministry.

MH/PA

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