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ZALA AERO GROUP unveils new UAS ZALA 421-16E at MAKS 2011

UAS ZALA 421-16E

ZALA AERO GROUP has developed a brand-new unmanned aircraft system with superior performance characteristics in comparison with current UAS available on the national market. Advanced aerodynamics and gyrostabilization allow for exceptionally quality photo and video reconnaissance using 18 Mpx Electro and Optical 20x zoom camera. UAV is designed in company’s custom “flying wing” manner with pushing propulsion system. “We gathered all our experience and skills to implement them in our new born drone”.

“Some would say that we adopted some foreign ideas, but I think it is normal way when you take best to make better and adopt it to specific customer requirements. Electro/optic payload with advance fixing mechanism, up to 3-4 hours endurance, 3.5 km operative ceiling, 210 km range, 1.5kg payload, low observable to detect – all this features are ideal for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions”.

“There has been a lot of interest from within various government departments”. The aircraft has been in development for the last twelve months confirming its abilities to function in a wide range of harsh environments and as all other ZALA AERO GROUP UAVs is adapted for a temperature range of -30⁰C…+50⁰.

An ultra-compact color PAL block camera sta­bilized platform, which is able to carry out the survey with resolution of HD quality. It has 10x optical zoom in combination with optional 2x digital. Flexible platform can optionally be fitted with thermal imaging camera TAU 640. It pro­vides NTSC video stream at 30 frames per second with resolution 640×480. Built-in denoising system, high sensitivity (<50 mK at f/0.1), flexible operating environment from -30/+50°C, low energy demand, portability and light weight present significant advantage while carrying out night survey, monitoring during bad weather and diverse season. ZALA platform is unique as it has built-in system of stabilization and independent inertial system that make the quality of im­ages higher thanks to cutting of mechanical restriction and digital noise.

Perfect auto-focusing, light weight and compact dimensions combined with flex­ible automatic stabilized platform allow operator to monitor with wide angle range that lead to hi-res images. UAS has been field tested by potential customers on a number of assignments during the current summer to confirm its mission readiness to different types of end user requirements

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