The ZALA Aero company, which is part of Concern Kalashnikov, has introduced a new player in the quadcopter market – ZALA 421-24. This model is the first quadcopter in the ZALA line of unmanned systems.
The new ZALA 421-24 drone has a compact folding design and can remain invisible in the air due to low acoustic and visual visibility. It is controlled by a hand-held controller and can be operated from a mobile vehicle. The ease of operation of the UAV allows you to use the unmanned system by one person.
The dimensions of the drone are 530х550х190 mm, the take-off weight is 3.5 kg, and the communication range with the operator is 1.5 km. The drone can stay aloft for 40 minutes, during which the drone travels up to 5 km. ZALA 421-24 can be equipped with a video camera and thermal imaging device.
The drone can navigate the terrain without control signals and GPS. The onboard computer forms a cloud of points on the ground and makes a flight already relative to the ground. The quadcopter will be able to return from absolutely any point of the flight, even if communications or the GPS are cut off. Thanks to the non-separable design, light weight, and intelligent control system, the device can be operated by personnel with a minimum level of training.
ZALA Aero is one of the leading Russian developers and manufacturers of unmanned aerial systems and mobile complexes. Since January 2015, the company has been part of the Kalashnikov group of companies. The main products of ZALA Aero are unmanned systems and software solutions for aviation monitoring.