Is the bigger concern that we will be dragged into a foreign conflict or domestically attacked?
Have we seen anything on the specs of this aircraft? Depending on the size, the material it’s manufactured from, and the route it was flying it could’ve flown right through the air defense radars without being detected.Do the Saudis not have an air defense in place for assets such as this?
Do the Saudis not have an air defense in place for assets such as this?
IIRC the Saudis have the same Radar that’s in Iceland.The Kingdom does have an air defense radar system developed under the Peace Shield program (it's pretty cool air picture of the area too), plus E-3 AWACS planes, but I don't know if their equipment has the resolution for drones/cruise missiles, or if they have developed the procedures and tactics to use even if they detect them. If I knew all that I'd probably not be able to tell you anyway. I can tell you from my limited but personal experience is that the RSAF did seem to have the trouble with long term maintenance, whether it's maintaining long (boring) air surveillance or maintaining equipment. With Iran shooting missiles at them this may be changing though.
IIRC the Saudis have the same Radar that’s in Iceland.