Iran has escalated its air defense capabilities with the integration of combat drones armed with air-to-air missiles, as reported by state media on Sunday.

The strategic move, unveiled during a televised ceremony at a military academy in Tehran, showcases the deployment of numerous Karrar drones to fortify the nation’s border areas.

Here’s what you need to know.

Karrar Drones: Advanced Features and Operational Range

According to the official IRNA news agency, these Karrar drones, equipped with air-to-air missiles, have an operational range of up to an impressive 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).