The National Security Council is chaired by the King, and its members include the interior, foreign affairs, health, and education ministers, as well as the deputy commander of the National guard and the head of the Intelligence Service, but not military officers. The totale active manpower od Saudi Arabia Army is around 160,000 personnel, including para-military forces with 75,000 national guards, 8,500 Frontier forces and 6,000 Coast guards.
The Land Forces of the Saudi Arabia Army is around 90,000 soldiers with the structure:
- 4 mechanised divisions HQs with
- 3 armoured brigades with 3 armoured battalions, 1 mechanised infantry battalion, 1 artillery battalion, 1 recce battalion, 1 air-defense battalion, 1 anti-tank battalion.
- 5 mechanised brigades with 3 mechanised infantry battalions, 1 armoured battalions, 1 artillery battalion, 1 air-defense battalion, 1 support battalion, 1 airborne each with 2 parachutte battalions and 3 special forces companies.
- 8 artillery battalions.
Military equipment and vehicles Saudia Arabia Army