Military Knowledge: Sammad-3 Reconnaissance and Suicide Drone
Sammad-3 drone (or Samad 3) was built by Yemeni Army amid savage war in Yemen. It is named after martyr Saleh al-Sammad, former head of political high council of Yemen who was martyred in drone attack of Saudi coalition.
This achievement was due to Ansar Allah necessary to have a deterrence against Saudi coalition air raids.
Sammad-3 was used in three attacks to UAE before unveiling which caught Saudi coalition in great surprise. Sammad-3 was announced in a military industry exhibition by Ansar Allah called martyr Saleh al-Sammad on July 7, 2019.
Sammad-3 has been a vital part of deterrent operations since “Second Deterrent Balance Operation” till now as of its nest is Abha airport! It is a successful weapon in the hands of Ansar Allah drone unit and imposed heavy damages to the coalition. Sammad-3 was used in two attacks to Aramco facilities and in both cases it interrupted the oil production.
Operational history of Sammad-3 drone:
1- Attacking Abu Dhabi airport, UAE, on July 26, 2018.
2- Attacking Dubai airport, UAE, on August 27, 2018.
3- Attacking military targets in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on August 26, 2019.
4- Attacking Buqayq and Khurais refineries during Second Deterrent Balance Operation, on September 18, 2019.
5- Attacking Aramco oil facilities, Yanbu harbor, by 12 drones during Third Deterrent Balance Operation, on February 21, 2020.
6- Attacking Saudi coalition positions in Riyadh, Jizan, Najran and Asir, during Ansar Allah operation, on March 28, 2020.
7- Attacking Saudi Arabia’s defense and intelligence facilities and King Salman airport in Riyadh, Jizan, Najran, during Fourth Deterrent Balance Operation, on June 23, 2020.
8- Attacking Abha airport, on September 8, 2020.
9- Attacking Abha airport, on September 9, 2020.
10- Attacking Saudi coalition positions in Riyadh with 4 drones, on September 10, 2020.
11- Attacking Abha airport, on September 17, 2020.
12- Attacking Abha airport, on October 25, 2020.
13- Attacking Abha airport with 2 drones, on February 10, 2021.
14- Attacking Abha airport, on February 13, 2021.
15- Attacking Abha airport, on February 14, 2021.
16- Attacking Jaddah airport, on February 15, 2021.
17- Attacking Saudi coalition positions in Abha airport and King Khalid in Khamis Mushait, on March 5, 2021.
18- Attacking Saudi coalition positions in Khamis Mushait, on March 6, 2021.
19- Attacking Aramco oil facilities in Raas Tanurah and military targets in Dammam area, by 10 drones during Sixth Deterrent Balance Operation, on March 7, 2021.
Length: 3 m
Wingspan: 5 m
Height: 1.5 m
Service ceiling: 8,000 m
Weapons payload: 40 kg
Range: 1,600 km
Endurance: 5 hours