Saudi Arabia Prioritizes Drone Development and Procurement

Intra UAV
Intra, which has operated and modified Turkish-developed Vestel Karayel systems, is now developing the twin-engine Samoom platform, with a first flight planned for around 2025.
Credit: Tony Osborne/AW&ST

The aerospace industry in Saudi Arabia is building up the technical expertise to develop advanced, armed uncrewed aircraft systems. If that sounds like a familiar story, it is. Saudi Arabia, like many other countries in the Middle East, had sought U.S. platforms such as the General Atomics MQ-1...

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