27 May 2020
Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer ZALA Aero has developed a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) variant of its ZALA 421-16E fixed-wing mini-UAV, the company announced on 21 May.
ZALA Aero has incorporated four electric motors – two on each wing – to provide a VTOL capability to the air vehicle. The new configuration has been designated the ZALA 421-16EV.
ZALA Aero has developed a VTOL-capable variant of its ZALA 421-16E mini-UAV.
According to company specifications, the ZALA 421-16EV can stream HD video at 1,280 × 720 pixel quality for more than 2 hours within a range of 100 km.
The air vehicle can be fitted with a range of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors including the in-house Z-16VHD20-IR-TEM video and thermal camera.
The company claims that the ZALA 421-16EV can navigate autonomously using its inertial navigation system (INS) and two independent radio rangefinders.
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