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IDT Samoom


Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) / Attack Drone


Saudi Arabia | 2025



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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/12/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.
The Intra Samoom is a relatively new announced 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.

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

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Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Intra Samoom Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) / Attack Drone.
2 x Conventional underslung nacelled engines driving three-bladed propeller units each.
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The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Intra Samoom Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) / Attack Drone.
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Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the IDT Samoom Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) / Attack Drone provided across 5 hardpoints.
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.


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Notable series variants as part of the IDT Samoom family line.
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Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): INTRA Defense Technologies Ltd (IDT) - Saudi Arabia
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