ZALA AERO modular container based UAS
|ZALA AERO has unveiled its latest development in the GCS mobility. Modular container based GCS has been specifically designed to provide customers with an option of having a transportable GCS that can work autonomously for up to six months without any need for re-supplying, a requirement that customers have highlighted - UAS to work for indefinite period of time. ZALA GCS is based on a standard shipping container dimensions that makes the GCS easily transportable by sea, air or land.
Container layout has been arranged to provide separate living and working space for three individuals with supply of water, food, energy and air conditioning. The work space arrangement has been designed to be multifunctional to utilise all ZALA AERO UAV systems including the new ZALA 421-20 that will be launched later this summer. Equipment for maintaining and serving ZALA UAVs is also integrated as standard which is essential for running long-term operations.
Storage space has been built and measured to fit all varieties of ZALA AERO UAS including all the necessary equipment for launching and recovering UAVs. Under standard utilisation container can hold up to twenty fixed wing UAVs or eight VTOL UAVs in variety of sizes. Modular GCS also includes as standard; equipment to provide wide range communication channels (which allows the container to be based onboard a vessel and fully function), jamming equipment, internet, a twelve and a eighteen meter masts equipped with signal tracking antennas, charging equipment, two fixed GCS computers, one mobile GCS.
ZALA AERO is now operating modular container based GCS to provide energy sector UAV service while also providing long endurance training for operators. Each container will be modified to required specification including thickness of shell that can be increased to meet military standards.