Russia's Kalashnikov Group has launched serial production of Russia’s advanced ZALA 421-16E2 unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft that features noiseless flight mode.
“The company’s order book for ZALA 421-16E2 complexes has been formed for this year,” the company announced Tuesday on its website. The production is for unnamed customers.
The unmanned aerial vehicle has a noiseless flight mode, which is so important for defense and security agencies. The first machines have already been transferred to customers," Deputy CEO of ZALA AERO (part of the Kalashnikov Group) Nikita Zakharov said.
The Kalashnikov Group expects the new drone to undergo state trials in 2017.
As its specific feature, the ZALA 421-16E2 has a weight of 7.5 kilograms. A daytime 60x optical zoom camera and a thermal imaging module with a 10x optical zoom can be mounted on the drone. The unmanned aerial vehicle can transmit video information in complex weather conditions within a distance of no less than 30 km and the radius of its control is no less than 50 km.
The new drone can fly continuously for four hours and can be launched by hand. The ZALA 421-16E2 will be publicly demonstrated at the MAKS international air show outside Moscow in July and at the Army-2017 exhibition in August.
Russian developers at Siberian Federal University (SFU) have developed a radio altimeter that allows unmanned aerial vehicles to fly at extremely low altitude. The developers explain that unlike the current barometric altimeter devices and sensors that need to be remotely controlled for landing and flight at a midget height, the newly developed radio/radar altimeter uses automatic mode to operate at a height of just ten meters above the ground
Russias newest reconnaissance and attack robot, capable of interacting with other automated combat units will be tested in 2018. The system is an armored tracked vehicle equipped with a computerized control system, encoded radio communication, target detection and monitoring equipment and a combat module,
Russia's Kalashnikov Concern will conclude field tests of fifth-generation AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles by end of June. "Military trials of AK-12 and AK-15 will be completed in the second quarter of 2017," Abramov, head of Rostec's armaments cluster, was quoted as saying by
Russias Kalashnikov will be acquiring a 33% stake in the Novosibirsk-based Institute of Applied Physics. Kalashnikov will acquire the stake from the Kurganpribor holding, which manufactures a wide variety of civilian and military products, the company announced Tuesday
Russian arms manufacturer, Kalashnikov concern has opened its first merchandise store at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Airline passengers will now be able to purchase a wide assortment of souvenirs, clothes, bags and other accessories, including full-size replica guns, all branded with the Kalashnikov logo, Sputnik reported Tuesday
Russias Defense Ministry has accepted new Kalashnikov AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles for service, local media reports. "A decision has been made on the AK-12 and the AK-15
Russian Kalashnikov has recently showcased an electric motorcycle for Russian military and police forces at the Army 2017 International Military-Technical Forum in Moscow. The new electric motorcycle is available in a dirt bike model for the military and a supermoto-style bike model for urban police forces, Popular Science reported Wednesday
The Kalashnikov Concern is likely to begin serial production of a new combat module using NeuroNet by next year, TASS reports. NeuroNet is an artificial neural networks, which allows the module to identify targets, learn and make decisions on its own
Lockheed Wins US Navy's Super Hornet IR Search and Track System Contract
General Dynamics To Support Saudi's SLAM-ER Weapon System
Raytheon Wins $80M Lightweight Torpedo Contract for US, India, 4 Others
Raytheon to Replace Solid State Modules for US Navy's Missile Warning System,...
Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M
MiG-35 Shows Off New AESA Radar at MAKS 2019
Russian S-300s, S-400s Fail to Detect Israeli F-35s Flying Over Syria: Reports...
Russia Unveils its Biggest Ever Drone to Compete with US Global Hawk
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...