×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Infantry Arms Warships & Submarines US Military Pay (2022) Global Military Ranks
Advertisements

HOME
AIRCRAFT / AVIATION
MODERN AIR FORCES
COUNTRIES
MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE
BY CONFLICT
BY TYPE
BY DECADE
MODERN AIRCRAFT
DRONE TECHNOLOGY
FUTURE FLIGHT

Aviation / Aerospace


IDT Samoom


Intelligence-Surviellance-Reconnaissance (ISR) / Attack Drone [ 2025 ]



The Samoom is a new, in-development attack-minded ISR drone emerging from Intra of Saudi Arabia.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/11/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

GO TO SPECIFICATIONS [+]
Advertisements
The Intra Samoom is a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) originating from the oil-rich nation of Saudi Arabia. The air vehicle is a new entry into a very crowded field with a design focus on "Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance" (MALE) to fulfill a variety of over-battlefield roles. Powered by a pair of nacelle engines slung under each wing (used to drive three-laded propeller units in "puller" fashion), the aircraft is poised to interest budget-conscious customers around the world typically cut-off from the more expensive UAV/UCAV solutions offered by the West.

A scale model of the Samoom UAV was on display at World Defense Show in Riyadh in March 2022. Developed primarily for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role, the vehicle on display was presented with underwing hardpoints, indicating an in-built attack functionality. There are at least three hardpoints to each wing and a centerline position under the fuselage.

As showcased, the fuselage is streamlined, elegantly contoured from nose-to-tail with the forward section enlarged to house avionics. The mainplanes are shoulder-mounted, straight, and affixed to the fuselage at midships. The tail unit is conventional, showcasing a single vertical fin with low-set horizontal planes. The undercarriage is wheeled though fixed in flight. Main legs positioned under center mass and a nose leg under the front of the fuselage. The sensor/optics fit is held in a traversing "chin" blister under the nose of the aircraft, giving 360-degree views of the battlefield below.

By all accounts, this UAV is of highly-conventional design arrangement and function, comparable to the current-generation systems offered in the West and elsewhere.

March 2022 - A scale model of the Samoom UCAV was unveiled at World Defense Show (Riyadh).

Advertisements

Specifications



Service Year
2025

Origin
Saudi Arabia national flag graphic
Saudi Arabia

Status
IN-DEVELOPMENT
Program in Progress.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
1
UNITS


INTRA Defense Technologies Ltd (IDT) - Saudi Arabia
(View other Aviaton-Related Manufacturers)
National flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (possible)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Special Forces
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


RADAR-CAPABLE
Houses, or can house (through specialized variants), radar equipment for searching, tracking, and engagement of enemy elements.
MULTI-ENGINE
Incorporates two or more engines, enhancing survivability and / or performance.
RUGGED AIRFRAME
Inherent ability of airframe to take considerable damage.
HIGH-ALTITUDE PERFORMANCE
Can reach and operate at higher altitudes than average aircraft of its time.
EXTENDED RANGE PERFORMANCE
Capability to travel considerable distances through onboard fuel stores.
MARITIME OPERATION
Ability to operate over ocean in addition to surviving the special rigors of the maritime environment.
UNMANNED OPERATION
Design features ability to fly sans pilot, actions controlled onboard through programming and / or ground-based operator.
AUTONOMOUS OPERATION
Design features autonomous flight operations made possible through onboard artificial intelligence or pre-programming.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Payload supports photographic equipment providing still and / or real-time image / video results.


monoplane / shoulder-mounted / straight
Monoplane
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Shoulder-Mounted
Mainplanes are mounted at the upper section of the fuselage, generally at the imaginary line intersecting the pilot's shoulders.
Straight
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
(Structural descriptors pertain to the Intra Samoom production variant)
Installed: 2 x Conventional underslung nacelled engines driving three-bladed propeller units each.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Intra Samoom production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
Undisclosed though scale model featured with short-ranged air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles, precision-guided drop bombs, and mission-specific equipment pods.


Supported Types


Graphical image of an air-to-air missile weapon
Graphical image of a short-range air-to-air missile
Graphical image of an aircraft air-to-surface missile
Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition
Graphical image of an aircraft guided bomb munition


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 5
Mounting Points




-
-
9
7
5
-
1
-
4
6
8
-
-
HARDPOINT(S) KEY:
X

15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14


COLOR KEY:
Fuselage Centerline
Fuselage Port/Wingroot
Fuselage Starboard/Wingroot
Wing/Underwing
Wingtip Mount(s)
Internal Bay(s)
Not Used

Note: Diagram above does not take into account inline hardpoints (mounting positions seated one-behind-the-other).


Samoom - Base Series Name.


Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Ukranian-Russian War
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft


Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective aerial campaigns / operations / aviation periods.

Advertisements







Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies


2022 US Military Pay Army Ranks Navy Ranks Marine Ranks Air Force Ranks USCG Ranks Compare Ranks (NEW!) DoD Dictionary Military Ribbons Identification Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols American War Deaths French Military Victories Vietnam War Casualties

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), and SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane.


www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-