Kalashnikov Group to start mass production of new unmanned systemStaff Writer | August 27, 2018
Kalashnikov Group, which is incorporated in the State Corporation Rostec, has launched the mass production of sophisticated Russian unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicle, the ZALA 421-16E2, manufactured by ZALA AERO (integrated into the Kalashnikov Group).
Russia The UAV can transmit video information in complex weather conditions
One of the fundamental features of the ZALA 421-16Е2 is the low weight (within 7.5 kg).
Even though the weight is so low, the unmanned aircraft payload includes a daytime camera equipped with a 60x optical zoom and a 10x magnification thermal surveillance device.
The UAV can transmit video information in complex weather conditions within a distance of no less than 30 km and the radius of its control is no less than 50 km.
New unmanned aircraft is capable of staying in the air for 4 hours. It is manually launched without the help of a catapult.
Safe landing of both ZALA 421-16Е2 and ZALA 421-16Е is ensured by a built-in parachute and an air shock absorber that minimize risks of damage during landing.
Communication between the UAVs is established by retransmission which provides wide range of the ZALA 421-16Е2 applications.
The system acts as the link that serves for overall coordination and control over the land units and robotic systems, for conducting the OTH surveillance and reconnaissance.
Built-in inertial system, electronic telemeter and self-checking sensors provide the drone with full autonomy from GPS/GLONASS satellite navigation system and guarantee the accomplishment of tasks. ■