Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Kalashnikov launches Russia’s most advanced unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft

Kalashnikov gunmaker launches new noiseless drone into serial production

Military & Defense June 20, 13:41 UTC+3

The new drone can fly continuously for four hours and can be launched by hand

MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. Kalashnikov Group, the producer of the famous AK-74 assault rifle, has launched the serial production of Russia’s most advanced ZALA 421-16E2 unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft, the company reported on its website on Tuesday.

The company’s order book for ZALA 421-16E2 complexes has been formed for this year. The customers include government agencies and enterprises and also commercial structures.

"There are no analogues of ZALA 421-16E2 systems either in Russia or in the world by their functionality, the simplicity and reliability of operation. Besides, the unmanned aerial vehicle has a noiseless flight mode, which is so important for defense and security agencies. The first machines have already been transferred to customers," Deputy CEO of ZALA AERO (part of the Kalashnikov Group) Nikita Zakharov said.

The Kalashnikov Group expects the new drone to undergo state trials in 2017.

As its specific feature, the ZALA 421-16E2 has a weight of 7.5 kilograms. A daytime 60x optical zoom camera and a thermal imaging module with a 10x optical zoom can be mounted on the drone. The unmanned aerial vehicle 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.

The new drone can fly continuously for four hours and can be launched by hand. The ZALA 421-16E2 will be publicly demonstrated at the MAKS international air show outside Moscow in July and at the Army-2017 exhibition in August.

Source: tass.com

Unmanned aircraft ZALA 421-16ЕМ

Unmanned aircraft medium-range with an automatic control system (autopilot), a navigation system with inertial correction (GPS / GLONASS), built-in digital telemetry system, navigation lights, built-in three axis magnetometer module retention and active target tracking (AC unit), digital integrated camera, digital broadband video transmitter C-OFDM-modulation radio modem receiver with SNA <diagonal AIR> to operate without the SNA signal (electronic telemeter), diagnostic system, etc. tchikom humidity, temperature sensor, current sensor, temperature sensor propulsion system unhook parachute protective element (visor) and the search target load transmitter.

Radius Video / Radio Channel 25 km / 50 km

Mission duration 2.5 hours

Wingspan UAV 1810 mm

Length BLA (without CN) 900 mm

Maximum altitude 3600 m

Running the handle

Rise Elastic Catapult

Landing Parachute / network

Engine Type Electric push

The speed of 65-110 km / h

The maximum take-off weight of 6.5 kg

Mass target load of 1 kg

Navigation INS-corrected GPS / GLONASS, electronic telemeter

Target loads type "+ 16E"

Additional CN Integrated camera 16 megapixel

Glider Two removable console and fuselage

Battery 21000 mAh 5S

The maximum wind speed of 15 m / s

Temperature range -30 ° C ... + 40 ° C

Built-in automatic tracking

The plane is video monitoring of places of mining operations within a radius of 25 km, and photography - within a radius of 50 km. At any time of day reveals illegal dumps, illegal activities and violations in the conduct of mining operations. Detects and transmits information from the places of occurrence and development of emergency situations with the determination of their exact coordinates, helps managers in making decisions on liquidation of emergency situations.

Z-16ВКHD HD-Camcorder

Dimensions 165 x 130 x 130 mm

The weight to 1 kg

Level stabilization mikrorad 150

Stabilization of Pitch from + 75˚do -45˚ roll ± 175º

Видеовыход the PAL / the HD

Camcorder Resolution 1080i / 720x576 pixels

Zoom  Optical 10x (HD), 20x (PAL)

Temperature range -30 ° C ... + 40 ° C

The possibility of integration  with automatic tracking system  ZALA AS

Z-16ИК35 / ВкЛ The thermal imager + video

Dimensions 165 x 130 x 130 mm

The weight to 1 kg

Level stabilization mikrorad 150

Stabilization of Pitch from + 75˚ to -45˚ bank ± 175˚

Видеовыход the PAL

Resolution IR camera 640x512 pix

Resolution camcorder 720x576 pixels

Zoom Digital 4x

Spectral range 7,5-13,5 mm

Temperature range -30 ° C ... + 40 ° C

The laser target designation  radiation range up to 1.5 km

The possibility of integration with automatic tracking system ZALA AS

Source: zala.aero