Air Defenses Academy (Arabic: كلية الدفاع الجوى), is the country's scientific military college aimed to supply the army with its need of the professional engineers. It was established in 1974
. Graduates of the Air Defenses Academy get commissioned as officers in the Egyptian Air Defense Command
Its director is Maj. Gen. Yehia Abd-elgawwad Alshazely.
During the 1973 war
, the Air Defence forces have provided effective air protection for the armed forces formations and the nation's vital targets in different phases which enabled them to perform their mission in the best combat circumstances to face the hostile enemy air forces equipped with the up-to-date equipments.
The combat studies of the Air Defence forces have proved of great importance in preparing military persons to accomplish the ideal usage of different air Defence elements in an outstanding way. Hence, the necessity of establishing a specialized air Defence college became confirmed to graduate officers who are capable of operating and maintaining the most complicated and highly advanced air Defence equipments.
As a result, the Air Defence College was established on the July 2
The study in the college began on the April 1
for a period of-27-months.
Orders were issued on the July 1
to develop education in the military colleges to be four educational years including university studies in addition to military sciences.
The studies concerning the development have agreed on engineering studies for Air Defence College.To suit and serve the air Defence specialization in cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
The developed education system started in 1978
Today, Cadets joining the Air defense college, study for four years and graduate as a second lieutenant
with a bachelor degree of air Defence science, continuing his-study for the fifth year and getting a branch of engineering in communication and electronics.
Preparing a qualified scientifically militant officer, capable of commanding a sub unit effectively with high physical fitness as well as his capability of dealing with the high technology Air Defence weapons to keep up with the modern airwar methods.
- Bachelor degree of Air Defense sciences after the completion of the fourth educational year.
- Bachelor degree of Engineering in communications and Electronics section after the completion of the fifth educational year.
The college is divided into four main sections:
The college administration which is responsible for training, planning and following up under the supervision of the college commandant.
It includes the following educational branches
- Engineering Science branch
Is equipped with modern laboratories that serve the Engineering study and allow the cadets to do the engineering experiments with the rate of 4 cadets for each experiment.
- Air Defence specialize branches
Cadets receive an academic and practical training on the Air Defence Equipment in these branches.
It is responsible for adapting cadets to military life and teaching them military sciences.
It is responsible for the college logistics and providing it with its administrative needs.
It contains the cadet brigade formation that is responsible for cadets discipline and providing their needs.