|Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces|
«Emblem of the Royal Air Defense Forces»
|Allegiance||Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques|
|Branch||Royal Armed Forces|
|Type||Land Based Aerial Defence Network|
|Size||16,000 (2015 est.)|
|Minister of Defense||Prince Mohammad Al Saud|
|Chairman of General Staff||General Fayyadh Al Ruwaili|
|General Commander||Lt. Gen. Mezyed bin Sulaiman|
The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF; Arabic: الدفاع الجوي الملكي السعودي) is the fourth branch of Saudi Arabian Armed Forces. It was a part of the Army until 1966, when it was made independent by Field Marshal Khalid bin Sultan. The RSADF has its headquarters in Riyadh (Air Defense Ministry Building designed by Arthur Erickson Architects with Bing Thom), where there is also an elaborate underground command facility that co-ordinates Saudi Arabia's advanced "Peace Shield" radar and air defence system.
- Remote-controlled air/ground radio communications sites.
- 17 Lockheed Martin AN/FPS-117 long-range phased array, 3-dimensional air search radar.
- 6 Northrop-Grumman AN/TPS-43 portable 3-dimensional tactical air search radar.
- Raytheon Improved HAWK air defense missile system.
- Raytheon MIM-104 Patriot air defense missile system
- Oerlikon Contraves Skyguard 35mm Twin Cannon Short Range air defense system
- Lockheed Martin THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system.
- "Saudi Arabia spends 25% of its budget on its military — here's what it has for the money". www.uk.businessinsider.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
- Janes-Military-Communications, 5 July 2005, Peace Shield (Saudi Arabia), Systems Archived 28 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2012-01-23
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