The ZALA AERO group of com­pa­nies, which is part of the Kalash­nikov Con­cern JSC, announced the end of the Izhevsk-Yoshkar-Ola-Izhevsk test flight. The flight time was more than 12 hours and the ZALA 421–16E5G hybrid unmanned aer­i­al vehi­cle (UAV) cov­ered a dis­tance of more than 1130 kilo­me­ters.

The drone of Zala Aero Group covered 1,130 km as part of a test flight.

In flight, a tech­nique was worked out for the simul­ta­ne­ous use of the appa­ra­tus by two detach­ments with a new com­mu­ni­ca­tion, con­trol and relay sys­tem imple­ment­ed at over-the-hori­zon con­trol points locat­ed in dif­fer­ent regions of the coun­try. In this sys­tem, the oper­a­tors of the com­plex are locat­ed at a dis­tance of up to 500 kilo­me­ters from the launch site.

The drone of Zala Aero Group covered 1,130 km as part of a test flight.

Visu­al nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems (VNS) and AIVI intel­li­gent pro­cess­ing sys­tems were also test­ed.

ANS does not depend on satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and is imple­ment­ed in a closed con­trol loop, which allows the air­craft to fly in com­plete radio silence, per­form­ing its task even if the sig­nal from the con­trol post is lost. Accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, this sys­tem proved to be more accu­rate than the iner­tial nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem.

The AIVI sys­tem is designed in a pas­sive mode to pro­vide auto­mat­ic detec­tion and recog­ni­tion of objects, with vis­i­bil­i­ty of the entire low­er hemi­sphere.


By Yara