ZALA AERO confirmed today the first production of the VTOL UAV ZALA 421-21 which will be available from 1st November 2010. ZALA AERO is launching the production of mini VTOL UAV based on requirements from emergency and civil agencies with a 100 units to be manufactured in 2010.
ZALA 421-21 is a mini VTOL UAV based on a six rotor construction that weighs only 1.5kg and carries a payload of 0.5kg. The vehicle is unique as it allows the operator to launch and autonomously hover the UAV even in built-up areas while concentrating on video reconnaissance/surveillance.
Unmanned System ZALA 421-21 is intended to be operated at altitude 10 to 1000m at a distance of 5km from the GCS (Ground Control Station). Vehicle offers 25 minutes flight endurance and because of the unique design is extremely quiet in any environment.
UAV transmits real-time video and photo from on board the platform to the hand-held GCS. UAV can offer extended endurance by being able to land autonomously at a set position and continue surveillance in economic mode while still transmitting real-time video.
Payload capacity of ZALA 421-21 allows the operator to choice between a number of mini class UAV payloads including photo/video/IR for a specific mission. The UAV is fully autonomous which requires minimal operator input and semi-autonomous mode is available for use inside buildings. Easy applic¬ation and transportations are key elements that thi¬s platform offers.
ZALA 421-21 is compatible with other ZALA UAS and is part of ZANET development.