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SSA-306 was a masculine programmed OOM security battle droid serving the Trade Federation during the Invasion of Naboo. He was one of the droids sent to escort Queen Padmé Amidala for processing to the Camp Four prison. On the way there, the droid escort was attacked by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, who destroyed all of the droids, including SSA-306.
SSA-306 was a masculine programmed OOM security battle droid, built by Baktoid Combat Automata for the Trade Federation Droid Army. He had already entered service by 32 BBY, when the Federation established a blockade around the planet of Naboo as an act of protest against the taxation of trade routes introduced by the Galactic Senate. After a failed negotiation attempt with two Galactic Republic ambassadors—Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi—the Federation forces landed on the planet and captured the capital city of Theed. In the aftermath of the battle, SSA-306 was assigned to guard duty at the Theed Royal Palace.
When the Naboo Queen Padmé Amidala refused to sign a treaty with the Trade Federation, Viceroy Nute Gunray ordered his droids to take her for processing. SSA-306 was one of the four droids that escorted Amidala—along with the Theed governor Sio Bibble, Captain Panaka and several members of the Royal Naboo Security Forces, and Amidala's handmaidens—to the prison called Camp Four. On the way there, however, the droids were attacked by Jinn and Kenobi, who had spotted the convoy while looking for a way to contact the Republic and inform the Galactic Senate about the Federation's invasion. SSA-306 was destroyed by the Jedi, along with the rest of the droid escort.
SSA-306 had white and red plating and black photoreceptors. SSA-306 used a standard E-5 blaster rifle, and, like all B1 battle droids, was 1.91 meters tall. He was known as a droid whose shift could only be ended by a blaster shot.
Behind the scenesEdit
This droid first appeared, unnamed, in George Lucas' 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. He was identified as SSA-306 in the "Theed Palace Limited" set of the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace PhotoComic
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Theed Palace Limited (Card: SSA-306) (First identified as SSA-306)