SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.
Zala 421-16 awarded certification
The ZALA 421-16 UAV has been awarded certification of air worthiness after successfully completing its final stage of development and completing 1000 test flight hours.
Boasting minimum 7hr endurance, 3kgs payload, ship launch/recovery and cost effectiveness compared to its nearest rivals.
Already the platform has already been chosen to replace the current serving UAVs in the energy sector, emergency services and other government agencies. Currently the system has already been awarded four contracts for a total of six UAS systems after outstanding displays not least overwhelming all the expectations and producing a 12 hour endurance during its test flights.
Future developments for ZALA 421-16 include heavy fuel conversion to increase its endurance and additional payload concentrating on anti-terrorist surveillance capabilities. ZALA 421-16 has been developed specifically by ZALA AERO (A-LEVEL AEROSYSTEMS) to fill a niche in its product range and to complete the ZANET system, under which over forty UAS systems will be systemised and used in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games simultaneously.
ZALA 421-16 will be available for export in January 2010.
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World Defense Show 2024: Teledyne FLIR develops large CUAS to be sent for service in Ukraine and Middle East
Teledyne FLIR has released information on its new large CUAS system and has also displayed its ThermoSight HISS-HD at World Defense Show 2024.