Army Air Defence Command (Pakistan)

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Pakistan Army Air Defence Command
Active10 October 1999 - Present
Country Pakistan
Branch Pakistan Army
TypeArmy Corps
RoleCombined arms formation
Air Defence Warfare
Size10,000 approximately (vary as troops are rotated)
Part ofPakistan Army Air Defence Corps
HQ/Command Control HeadquarterRawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan
EngagementsKargil War
2001–2002 India–Pakistan standoff
DecorationsMilitary Decorations of Pakistan Military
Commanders
Colonel-in-ChiefGeneral Ehsan ul Haq
Colonel Commandant of Army Air DefenceLt Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan
Commander Army Air Defence CommandLt Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan

The Pakistan Army Air Defence Command ,(Urdu: ﺁرمى أير ڈفينص کمانڈ; Army Air Defence Command, abbreviated as AADC) (not to be mixed with Pakistan Army Air Defence Corps which is an Administrative Corps), is an active military combatant corps of the Pakistan Army and a major combative formation tasked with air defences of strategic assets of Pakistan from foreign Aerial threats. Army Air Defence Command was formed and headquartered at the Chaklala Army Cantonment in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province of Pakistan. following military exercises where Pakistan's military learned of its weakness in providing air cover over a moving battlefield.[1] Air Defence Command consists of a total of five military divisions spread across two geographic districts; one tasked with air defence of the northern region of Pakistan headquartered in Lahore and the other with the southern region commanded from Quetta.

An Army Air Defence Regiment lowers the Regimental Flag during march past

Present day and order of battle[edit]

  • HQ ADC, Rawalpindi
    • 3rd Air Defence Division, Sargodha
      • 3rd Air Defence Brigade (largest Brigade of Pakistan army)
    • 4th Air Defence Division, Malir
  • Army Air Defence Corps:
    • Medium AD Regiment
    • Light AD Regiment
    • GunMissile Regiment (Light)|GunMissile AD Regiment
    • Self Propelled AD Regiment
    • SAM Regiment
    • Missile Regiment
    • Radar Controlled Gun Regiment
    • Surveillance Controlling Reporting Regiment

See also[edit]

Pakistan Army Air Defence Corps

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Fire Practice Exercise" GlobalSecurity.org