Russia’s Kalashnikov Group today unveiled a new hybrid unmanned complex, ZALA VTOL, at the ongoing IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
The complex combines qualities of both fixed-wing and multi-rotor types of UAVs and can change the configuration depending on the conditions of the performed task.
The ease of operation of this unmanned complex allows to reduce the role of the human factor, decrease the number of equipment used when performing a flight mission, and fully automate the flight processes of the UAV.
The computing power of the ZX1 on-board computer is based on artificial intelligence which makes it possible to process data in Full HD and transmit HD video and photos via encrypted communication channels to the GCS, ensuring the effectiveness of monitoring even before the aircraft lands.
The new complex is compatible with all existing ZALA payloads, and also allows the installation of additional surveying equipment.
The aircraft 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.