IG-97 Battle Droids were units of battle droid that were put into service of the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps at some point during the Galactic Civil War.

Deployment Edit

Being put into service at some point prior to the start of the Galactic Civil War, IG-97 battle droids were identified as one of the weakest units of Imperial Battle Droid put into production by the Galactic Empire. They were produced by Plut Design Systems, who also created the designs for the IG-series assassin droids before being sold to Holowan Mechanics, as one of many experimental battle droids to be integrated into the Empire's Stormtrooper Corps and fight alongside standard Imperial Stormtroopers.

Eventually, after a short period of service in the Imperial Army, the leaders of the Galactic Empire eventually saw that the IG-97 units were too weak in combat, resulting in the Empire stopping the production of new IG-97 units. Despite this, one IG-97 battle droid was seen serving as a melee combat training droid for Imperial General Rom Mohc, the leading officer of the secret Dark Trooper Project.