ZALA Aero is presently exhibiting its latest 421-16E5G at the Moscow ZALA EXPO which began this week. The hybrid powered ZALA 421-16E5G is designed for long-distance flights. The non-aerodrome-based system is capable of providing aerial monitoring covering distances of up to 150+ kilometres, while staying in the air for more than 12 hours. The 421-16E5G hybrid power system provides the charge of a buffer battery for an hour, which allows for longer flights. During recent trials, 16 hours was achieved.
The unmanned craft is equipped with two thermal imagers and a 60x video camera. Optionally, the ZALA 421-16E5G is capable of carrying a payload weighing up to 10 kg. The video stream is broadcast in HD format (1280 * 720), which allows the ground station operator to view the streaming image in great detail. In addition to opto-electronic loads, the device is equipped with electronic reconnaissance equipment and communication repeaters.Objects are detected and recognized in real-time by the onboard computer based on AI.