As the result of the public tender, Sakhalin Department of the Ministry of Civil Defence has purchased unmanned system ZALA 421-16TM. The UAS will be used for population protection in emergency situations.
Currently the government is establishing two Centers for Emergency and Rescue Operations on the Southern and Central Kuril Islands. The centers will monitor environment for fire prevention, survey maritime and coastal situation, response to possible industrial emergency situations. For that purpose they needed unmanned aerial vehicles, capable to operate under rough weather conditions.
So their choice was unmanned system ZALA 421-16TM that flies at the wind speed up to 15 m/sec with 2.5 hr endurance and has a high performance characteristics together with compact size.