Russian Defense Ministry agrees requirements to Lancet combat drone

The Russian Defense Ministry has agreed technical requirements to Lancet combat drone of ZALA AERO Company, the Kalashnikov Group said.

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Russian Defense Ministry agrees requirements to Lancet combat drone

ZALA Aero "Lancet" unveiled at Army 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Lancet carries several guidance systems: by coordinates, optical-electronic, and combined. The drone has a television channel that transmits target images and confirms its destruction. The detonator is pre-contact. The drone can destroy targets in a radius of 40 km. The maximum takeoff weight is 12 kg.


ZALA Lancet

ZALA LANCET is a smart multipurpose weapon, capable of autonomously finding and hitting a target. The weapon system consists of precision strike component, reconnaissance, navigation and communications modules. It creates its own navigation field and does not require ground or sea-based infrastructure.

ZALA LANCET is equipped with several targeting systems: coordinate system, optoelectronic system and combined system. Also, this UAV can transmit video, which allows to confirm successful target engagement. Detonator of the strike component has a pre-contact action system. Operational range of the UAV is 40 kilometers. Maximum gross takeoff weight is 12 kilograms.

At Army 2019, the drone was demonstrated at a presentation and is displayed at ZALA AERO stand in Kalashnikov center,  Chief Designer of ZALA AERO of Kalashnikov Concern Alexander Zakharov  said.

Zala drones are constantly upgraded. "Once in three years ZALA drone is renewed and developed into a completely new vehicle. Only the exterior and the name remain from the predecessor. Naturally, new design is ongoing and our experts create new solutions which we present at major exhibitions and events, he said.

At Army-2021, Zala Aero announced to be working on a sea-based KUB-UAV kamikaze drone.

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