Royal Saudi Air Defense

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Royal Saudi Air Defense Force
قوات الدفاع الجوي الملكي السعودي
Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Logo2.svg
Royal Saudi Air Defense Force emblem
Founded 1970 - Present
Country  Saudi Arabia
Branch Air Defence
Type Land Based Aerial Defence Network
Role Aerial Defence
Size 40,000
Part of Ministry of Defense and Aviation
Insignia
Flag Flag of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces.svg

Royal Saudi Air Defence (Arabic: الدفاع الجوي الملكي السعودي) is the fourth branch of Saudi Armed Forces. It was a part of the Army until 1970, when it was made independent by Field Marshal Khalid bin Sultan. The RSADF has its headquarters in Riyadh, there is also here an elaborate underground command facility that co-ordinates Saudi Arabia's advanced "Peace Shield" radar and air defence system - reputed to be the most advanced radar network in the world.

The Saudi Air Force is leading the 2015 bombing campaign in Yemen.

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