Zala Aero ZALA 421-08
Zala Aero ZALA 421-08

Zala Aero ZALA 421-08 

ZALA 421-08 - complex, which is designed to monitor the underlying surface of various kinds (including the surface of the water and difficult terrain) in difficult weather conditions and simple, search, and object definitions. Enables transmit and receive information in the format of a television broadcast, object definitions and coordinate monitoring, collection, processing and storage of other data.

For the first time in the public eye unmanned aircraft ZALA 421-08 2006 summer was shown at an exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. With it, shoot a movie location during the demonstration firing on the range and transmission of video on monitors in real time. Anyone wishing to look at the shelling from above. This story, "Eight" began so that you can safely put in a number of elite drones.

In the autumn of the first complexes with UAV ZALA 421-08 arrived in MIA Aviation Center, where a special UAV unit was formed. These complexes were involved in many activities, for example, proved to be excellent in the protection of the World Hockey Championship, monitoring workload runs during the MAKS-2007. Also use them to successfully complete the operation in the elimination of gangs Neftekumsk.

In 2006 was started active cooperation with the company ZALA AERO OJSC "Gazprom". Washer their production began to attract to research work in monitoring the oil and gas industry. The following year, the customer ZALA 421-08 was the Border Service of the FSB Russia. Border officers noted that with the help of unmanned ZALA AERO able to detect violators of law and order from a great distance.

Also, a special ship modification ZALA 421-08 was released, which the tests were carried out by order of the Central Research Institute in the Arctic Morflot 2008 year. Rise drones carried out on board the ice-class ship. A total of 10 UAV missions in difficult climatic conditions at wind speeds of up to 22 m / s.

At the end of 2008 UAV ZALA 421-08, which was awarded the highest ratings from the representatives of different branches of industry and law enforcement agencies was a major upgrade. The new version was to equip a color camera. Its installation is not infringed the space reserved for the installation of a thermal imager or camcorder. Therefore, an improved "eight" was much more productive than its predecessor.

Modernization of the complex has touched not only unmanned aircraft, and ground control station. The works to reduce the dimensions of the NSO, thanks to which the new station became almost 2 times smaller compared to its first version. With it you can control the flight of two planes at the same time, monitor the beacons taken digitize video directly in the flight mode. ZALA AERO company continues to look for solutions to improve the quality of complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles.

In 2009, based on the UAV ZALA 421-08, the functionality of the new stabilized camera was tested. A color video camera mounted on a platform stabilized in two axes observes the object in the entire lower hemisphere; Control of the camera, as well as the entire payload, is maintained by the operator using the joystick with the NSO. The system of electronic image stabilization and automatic mode of point hold allow the decryptor to determine the coordinates of the observed target in a short time. The main advantage of the new daytime video camera is that the object is not lost from the field of view, not only with the approach of the apparatus, but also after its flight through the observation point.

In the payload unit it is permissible to replace the video camera with a thermal imager. 

Zala Aero ZALA 421-08. Characteristics:

Modification   Zala 421-08
The diameter of the rotor, m   0.80
Length m   0.41
Height, m  
Width, m  
Weight, kg  
  maximum take-off   2.1
engine's type   1 ED
Power, hp   1 x
Maximum speed km / h   130
Cruising speed, km / h   70 – 100
Radius of action, km   15 – 45
The flight duration, min   90
Practical ceiling, m   3600


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