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ZALA 421-20


Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)


Russia | 2015



"The ZALA 421-20 offers critical ISR functionality over the battlefield and is geared towards other global industries as well."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the ZALA 421-20 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
1 x Internal combustion engine of unknown make, model and output; driving multi-bladed propeller unit arranged in pusher configuration.
Propulsion
137 mph
220 kph | 119 kts
Max Speed
16,404 ft
5,000 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
75 miles
120 km | 65 nm
Operational Range
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the ZALA 421-20 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
0
(UNMANNED)
Crew
265 lb
(120 kg)
Empty Weight
441 lb
(200 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the ZALA 421-20 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) .
None. Mission payload consisting of various optics and sensor fits to meet mission requirements.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the ZALA 421-20 family line.
Model 421-20 - Base Series Designation.


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Zala Aero Group manages a growing stable of Russian-engineered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs). The ZALA 421-20 series is one such offering intended for tactical service use. The product is marketed as a long-loiter Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) platform and geared towards various industries including military, law enforcement, border protection, the oil sector, fire service and the like.

The 421-20 features a 50 kilogram payload capability, mounting various optics and sensor sets as needed. The platform can be used to laser-designate precision-guided munitions for accompanying attack aircraft, offer InfraRed (IR) high definition camera functionality and provide real-time over-battlefield data collection / transference to ground forces / commanders for further interpretation.

Available optics fits include a High Definition camcorder, thermal zoom and photo / video camera, all gyro-stabilized for maximum picture / video clarity.

Operational ranges reach out to 400 kilometers with a mission endurance window between six and eight hours. Maximum operating altitude is 5,000 meters with power provided from an internal combustion engine driving a bladed propeller unit in pusher configuration, giving the vehicle a speed up to 220 kilometers per hour. Onboard navigation is handled by an INS-corrected GPS / GLONASS system with electronic telemeter.

The overall design arrangement of the aircraft is of twin-boom allowing the central fuselage nacelle to house all pertinent mission equipment and the powerplant itself. The wing mainplanes are straight and shoulder-mounted to the fuselage. From the trailing edges the booms take shape and lead to vertical tail fins supporting a single horizontal plane. The fixed tricycle wheeled undercarriage arrangement allows for rough-field operations in both launching and retrieving the air vehicle.

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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the ZALA 421-20. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 50 Units

Contractor(s): ZALA Aero Group - Russia
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Image from official ZALA Aero Group marketing material.

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