ZALA AERO GROUP unveils new UAS ZALA 421-16EM


ZALA AERO GROUP unveils new UAS ZALA 421-16EM

ZALA AERO GROUP has developed a brand-new unmanned aircraft system for the national market. Advanced aerodynamics and gyrostabilization allow for exceptionally quality photo and video reconnaissance using 18 Mpx Electro and Optical 20x zoom camera one of the payloads available for the platform. UAV is designed in company’s custom “flying wing” manner with pushing propulsion system.

Electro/optic payload with advance fixing mechanism, up to 2.5 hours endurance, 3600 m operative ceiling, 40 km range, 1 kg payload, low observable to detect – all this features are ideal for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

The aircraft has been in development for the last eight months confirming its abilities to function in a wide range of harsh environments and as all other ZALA AERO GROUP UAVs is adapted for a temperature range of -30C...+50⁰.

The ZALA 421-16EM is of similar design to ZALA 421-16E launched in early 2011 however the main difference is that ZALA 421-16EM can be launched using an elastic catapult compared or conventional pneumatic catapult, has a two meter wing span for easier transportation and is more flexible to employ in operational theater as the UAS takes only 15 minutes to deploy.


40 km

Flight endurance

2,5 hrs

Wing span

2,01 m


0,96 m


3600 m



Power plant

Electric engine


65-100 km/h

Take-off weight

5,48 kg





Region:  Europe
Contry:  Russia
Category:  UAV
Company:  ZALA AERO

Name:  Zala 421-16E   Region:  Europe    Country:  Russia    Category:  UAV    Company:  ZALA AERO   
Zala 421-16E

Applications: universal multifunctional UAV for serveillance and reconnaissance Manufacturer: ZALA AERO GROUP, Russia Dimensions: wingspan - 2,8m Speed: 60-110km/h, Weight: MTOW – 10kg, payload - 1,5kg Performance: endurance - up to 4hours, mission radius - 70km Operating enviroment: -30/+50° Payload: changeable modules Height: 3500m : 210 Launch: catapult Recovery: Structure Material: composite construction

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