Saudi Arabia: Speculation over rocket force enhancements

Issue 1117 - 07 Jan 2021

As the region enters another period of rising tensions, the capabilities of the Royal Saudi Strategic Rocket Force (RSSRF) may become a bigger feature of strategic calculations. The secretive service’s ballistic missile capability has been maintained as a strategic deterrent for decades. Its potential upgrades and deployments will be closely watched as the RSSRF looks to diversify from its core Chinese-built capability to counter a potential Iranian threat.

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