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The Robotech Defense Force (RDF) was a military force that was part of the United Earth Forces. It was created specifically to defend Earth against the alien presence discovered with the crash of the giant alien spaceship in 1999.


Main article: First Robotech War

The Robotech Defense Force was the unified combatant command primarily responsible for the defense of the planet Earth from the Zentraedi invasion of 2009, during the First Robotech War of 2009-2011.


The force made heavy use of Robotechnology and was equipped with advanced weapons systems such as Veritech fighters, VF-1 Valkyrie and VF-4 Lightning and Destroid combat mecha.



Conventional aircraft

Ground vehicles

Vehicles and Spacecraft

Known Members

Notes and trivia

  • Although unclear after the retcon brought about by Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, it seems that the RDF was gutted to provide personnel and resources for the Robotech Expeditionary Force (REF). The Robotech: Roleplaying Game (book number four), published by Palladium Books, makes reference that only two RDF bases did in fact remain on Earth after the departure of the REF. This would be in keeping with the fact that the United Earth Forces would need the Army of the Southern Cross to take over the defense of Earth after the Pioneer Mission left.
  • In the novels the RDF became the Global Military Police as part of inter-faction rivalries.


For the similar military force in the Macross Timeline, visit U.N. Spacy.