|Overview [ ] Towards the end of the 1970s, a paradigm shift occurred with the with the making of the RSAD Corps as a separate and equivalent service, equal to the , , and||Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region|
|Along with the Royal Saudi Air Force RSAF , it has responsibility for securing the skies of Saudi Arabia||from the original on 2 January 2016|
It is fourth of the five service branches of the.
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|Between 2017 and 2020, the RSAF claimed the interception of 311 cruise missiles and 343 suicide drones but failed to stop all the attacks against the strategic Saudi sites of the and||Skyguard 35mm Twin Cannon Short Range air defense system• 17 long-range , 3-dimensional air search|
It has its HQ in , where there is also an elaborate underground command facility that co-ordinates 's advanced "Peace Shield" radar and air defense system, with an estimated 40,000 military personnel in 2015.10