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IDT Asef


Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)


Saudi Arabia | 2021



"The IDT Asef is a Saudi-originated UAS design capable of VTOL actions and forward flight - making it tactically flexible across multiple industries."



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/11/2022 | 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 Defense Technologies "ASEF" is an all-weather / all-terrain Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) marketed across military, civilian, and industry segments. It is designed to cover many sortie types, whether over-land or in maritime environments, and can fulfill the rigorous mission sets related to tactical reconnaissance, surveillance, threat assessment, border patrol / enforcement, maritime law enforcement, drug enforcement, weather monitoring, high-risk inspection and the like. Its Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities give it qualities akin to a helicopter without the complexity, operating costs, and human commitment required.

At its core, the system is an agile and relatively compact solution utilizing a single-boom arrangement with outboard-held lift propellers and a single drive propeller at the aft-end of the fuselage. All pertinent operating components are housed in the centralized fuselage. The mainplanes are seated over the fuselage and the vehicle rests on a simple four-legged assembly. The unit consists of a "V-type" tail.

With a payload limit of 26lb, the complete Asef unit has a Maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW) of 215lb. Performance specs include a cruising speed of 70 miles-per-hour, a mission endurance window of around 10 hours, and a service ceiling rating of 18,000 feet.

The air vehicle utilizes a lightweight, ventrally-mounted real-time camera system with long-range continuous zoom functionality. Video transmission via VSAT is optional while laser illumination and a laser rangefinder are both supported. The data link has a range out to 95 miles. Autonomous functionality is built into the aircraft reduce human involvement during landing and take-off actions. Navigational GPS / INS are triple redundant while systems such as the datalink, electrics, Flight Control Computer (FCC), and data bus all have an integrated dual redundancy quality. A "sense and avoid collision" capability is in-built.

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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the IDT Asef Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Electric drive powering 4 x Lift propellers and 1 x Drive propeller arranged in pusher fashion.
Propulsion
53 mph
86 kph | 46 kts
Max Speed
43 mph
70 kph | 38 kts
Cruise Speed
18,045 ft
5,500 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
444 miles
715 km | 386 nm
Operational Range
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the IDT Asef Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
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(UNMANNED)
Crew
212 lb
(96 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the IDT Asef Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) .
None. Mission-specific equipment carried up to 12 kg.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the IDT Asef family line.
Asef - Base Series Name.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the IDT Asef. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 4 Units

Contractor(s): INTRA Defense Technologies Ltd (IDT) - Saudi Arabia
National flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

[ Saudi Arabia (possible) ]
Relative Max Speed
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (53mph).

Graph Average of 75 MPH.
Era Crossover
Pie graph section
Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
Max Alt Visualization
Small airplane graphic
Production Comparison
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36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
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HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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Image of the IDT Asef
Image from official INTRA Defence Technologies marketing materials.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
CLOSE-AIR SUPPORT
SEARCH & RESCUE
RECONNAISSANCE
UNMANNED
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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