The Egyptian Air Defense Forces or EADF (Arabic: قوات الدفاع الجوي, Quwwat El-Difa' El-Gawwi), is the Anti-aircraft warfare branch of the Egyptian Armed Forces. Responsible for protecting the Egyptian airspace against any hostile air attacks. Forces established in accordance with the presidential decree issued on February 1st, 1968, which provided for the establishment of the Air Defense Forces as a branch of a major third of the armed forces next to Navy a fourth next to the Army, Air force, formerly part of the artillery and under the operation command of the Air Force. Egypt has a modern system of air defense armament is characterized by diverse sources between east and west, which is divided between anti-aircraft missiles long, medium and short-range anti-aircraft artillery systems and early warning radars.
Enters into force serving all the officers of the graduates of the Egyptian Air Defense Academy, which is headquartered in Alexandria, located Forces Command headquarters in Cairo is currently the Commander in Chief is Lieutenant General Abd Al-Moniem Al-Terras and the Chief of Air Defense Staff is Major General Ali Fahmi Mohammed Ali Fahmi. The Egyptian air defense forces consists of 30,000 officers & soldiers plus 50,000 conscripts.