Iran’s indigenously developed Khordad 3 air defence system managed to detect and down the US reconnaissance drone, RQ-4 Global Hawk, in June 2019, after it allegedly violated Iranian borders.
The Iranian military have presented its new “Falaq” radar system, which was developed and produced domestically and is expected to complement the existing air defence systems, such as the S-300. “Falaq” is a phased-array type of radar system, capable of detecting a variety of targets from long ranges, the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard stated on 10 August.