The first Russian drone with a hybrid power plant will be presented at MAKS-2021

The unmanned aerial vehicle ZALA 421-16E5G is one of the new products that will be demonstrated for the first time at the Zala Aero stand (part of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies) at the MAKS-2021 International Airshow.

The aircraft is designed for aerial monitoring on long routes, which makes it indispensable for use in the oil and gas sector. The first samples are already in operation at the facilities of the fuel and energy complex.

It can stay in the air for more than 12 hours, cover distances of over 1200 kilometers, and conduct aerial monitoring at a distance of over 100 kilometers.

Low acoustic signature of the drone is achieved due to the ability to work in silent mode on a buffer battery. This mode can last up to 1 hour, and the battery recharge time in the air is only 2 hours.

ZALA 421-16E5G is adapted to operate in complete radio silence in areas with a difficult radio situation at a distance of up to 500 kilometers from the launch point. The "video navigation" function allows you not to lose sight of the drone even in the absence of signals from satellite navigation systems.

The drone is equipped with a combined target load with two thermal imagers, a video camera with 60x magnification. The video stream is broadcast in HD format (1280 * 720), so the operator of the ground station can view the streaming image in great detail.

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