M-28 SOMA Features & Benefits

Rugged gear & STOL capability for austere operations 

Most diverse weapons deployment available in its class 

Modern digital cockpit service  

Versatile, multi-role SOF capabilities 

Austere Operations

Austere Operations

M-28 SOMA was built from the ground up for austere runways and the world’s most extreme environments. The aircraft’s aft cargo ramp brings a multi-role capability unmatched in its category, making it as versatile as the Special Operations forces it serves. 

  • Short takeoff & landing (STOL) 
  • Rugged, fixed tricycle gear provide the most reliable operation in for both austere & prepared environments 
  • Soft-field proven 
  • Prop & weapons clearance 
  • Retractable sensor 
  • Nose sensor gravel protection 

Traditional wing stores, dedicated common launch tube portals and ramp launched store provisions support the most diverse set of weapons available in its class. The M-28 SOMA brings the right weapon to the right mission. 

  • Wing Mounted Stores 
    • AGM-114 Hellfire 
    • AGR-20 APKWS precision guided rockets 
    • GBU-39 SDB (Provisions) 
    • Four weapons hard points 
  • Internal Stores 
    • Common launch tube 
    • GBU-69 Small Glide Munitions (SGM) 
    • Coyote UAS 
    • AGM-176 griffin 
    • Eight (8) reloadable CLT 
    • Ramp launched stores 
    • Ramp launch capable CLT 

We offer modern digital cockpit service common with U-28 developed by IS&S and SNC for AFSOC. 

  • IS&S Electronic Cockpit 
    • IS&S IFPDs & EIS 
    • FAA/TSO certified components 
    • Major components common with U-28A 
  • Auto-throttle 
    • Crew Safety Enhancement 
      • Multi-engine VMCA (minimum control airspeed) protection 
      • Workload reduction – speed, torque, max L/D loiter modes 
    • Full regime auto-throttle (all phases of flight) 
    • Over temp/torque protection minimizing down time 
    • Improved fuel efficiency 
    • Patented mechanical override safety feature 
  • Autopilot 
    • Bendix King KFC 325 
    • Three-axis digital flight control system 
    • Autopilot & flight director 
      • Altitude hold 
      • Altitude pre-select 
      • Heading select 
      • VOR/RNAV 
      • Approach & glideslope 
      • Reverse localizer 
      • Control wheel steering indicated air speed hold & yaw damp

  • Rear cargo door for ease of loading
    8.5ft x 3.9ft (2.6m x 1.2m)
  • Air Operated rear cargo door
    Proven airdrop system
  • Under fuselage baggage compartment
  • Medical evacuation
    Bio Floors, medical crew & six litters
  • Fixed gear with steerable nose gear
    for operations on unpaved airfields & sod airstrips
  • Landing & takeoff with max gross weight
    less than 1000ft/304.8m
  • Similar modifications available on
    King Air, D328, DHC-6, DHC-8, PC-12

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