Ship Borne Test Flights of Russian UAVs in Arctic Conducted

by OldSailor on July 14, 2008

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In the first week of this month, test flights of Russian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) were conducted from a ship in Arctic.

Here are some interesting features:

  • the UAVs are from A-Level Aerosystems of Russia, leading developers and manufacturers of UAVs and integrated navigation systems.
  • UAVs tested
    • ZALA 421-06 unmanned helicopter, powered by internal combustion engine
    • ZALA 421-08 unmanned aircraft, electrically operated, weighs 1.7 kg, hand launched
  • tests were conducted from July 01 and July 08 from a ship in the Russian Arctic.
  • ten test flights were conducted in strong winds of up to 43 knots.

Here are some photographs from A-Level Aerosystems.

ZALA 421-06 unmanned helicopter

ZALA 421-08 unmanned aircraft

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Technical specifications of ZALA 421-06 unmanned helicopter are here.

Technical specifications of ZALA 421-08 unmanned helicopter and take off/landing videos are here.

More video clips of UAVs from A-Level Aerosystems are here.

News source: Russia Today.

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