Royal Saudi Air Defense

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Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces
Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Logo2.svg
Founded 1955
Country  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Allegiance Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Type Land Based Aerial Defence Network
Role Aerial Defence
Size 40,000 active personnel[1]
Part of

KSA Department of Defense

Headquarters Ministry of Defence, Riyadh
Commander-in-Chief Lieutenant General Mohammed Awad Asheim
Flag Flag of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces.svg

The Royal Saudi Air Defence (RSADF) (Arabic: قوات الـدفاع الـجوي الـملكية الـسعودية) is the fourth branch of Royal Saudi Arabian 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.

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