IDEX-21- Kalashnikov presents unique UAV system by ZALA AERO

IDEX-21- Kalashnikov presents unique UAV system by ZALA AERO

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:54
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Abu Dhabi, Feb 22

The new hybrid unmanned complex ZALA VTOL is unveiled at the IDEX 2021, International Defence Industry Exhibition and Conference, in Abu Dhabi.

The unique complex combines the best qualities of fixed-wing and multi-rotor types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The ZALA VTOL comes with modular configuration which can be changed to suit the task at hand.  

The unmanned system is easy to operate and needs minimum human intervention, decrease the number of support equipments, and fully automate the flight processes of the UAV.

The artificial intelligence based ZX1 on-board computer makes it possible to process data in Full HD and transmit HD video and photos via encrypted communication channels to the ground command which allows throughout the flight duration of the drone.

The versatility of the ZALA VTOL design makes it fully compatible with all existing ZALA payloads, and also allows the installation of additional surveying equipment.

The complex is an effective solution for performing air monitoring for the fuel and energy complex, search and rescue operations to ensure safe take-off/landing from unprepared sites in urban environments, as well as hard-to-haul routes.


Since 2004 ZALA AERO GROUP is the leading Russian developer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems, unique payloads and mobile systems. Starting from January 2015 ZALA AERO is part of Concern Kalashnikov.

The main products are reconnaissance unmanned systems and digital solutions. Currently, more than 2000 of ZALA UAS operational within Russia in borders patrol, reconnaissance, search and  rescue, monitoring of high-risk facilities, and emergencies.