The chief designer of the ZALA AERO GROUP (part of the Kalashnikov concern), Alexander Zakharov, said that during the international aerospace show MAKS-2015, the new operational-tactical aerial reconnaissance complex ZALA421-16EX5 will be shown for the first time, which has a long range and duration of use .
“When designing this unmanned vehicle, a unique technology of full duplication of the main systems responsible for the reliability and quality of the tasks was applied. A new type of power plant with a built-in self-diagnostics system and a UAV engine controller has been specially developed, all units of the aircraft are controlled by digital tires, which is an advanced trend in the global aircraft industry, ”he said. "Military Industrial Courier".
Specialists of ZALA AERO GROUP provided for the possibility of installing various equipment weighing up to five kilograms in special UAV compartments. To launch the novelty, a mobile pneumatic launcher with electronic control is used, which allows the use of non-equipped platforms, which favorably distinguishes the ZALA421-16-5 from the airdrome-based UAV.
The new development has impressive parameters of autonomy and mobility: the flight duration reaches 6-7 hours in real time, and the range of application is up to 150 kilometers, while the area under control is more than 21 000 square meters. km
ZALA AERO GROUP will bring to MAKS-2015 a new operational-tactical aerial reconnaissance complex ZALA421-16Е5
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