Zala 421-20 UAV Performs First Flight

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(Photo: Zala Aero)

Fuel tanks have been installed in the Zala 421-20 UAV’s 6m-span wing.

Russia’s Zala Aero first flew on 5 August its 421-20, a new medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle.

Representing an upgrade to the manufacturer’s earlier 421-09 design and developed over the last two years, the surveillance and reconnaissance asset has an improved endurance of 6-8h. This increase has been achieved by installing fuel tanks in the aircraft’s 6m (19.7ft)-span wing, Zala says. Continue reading…


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