The Kalashnikov Concern has started supplying the latest unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the copter type to the Russian troops. The head of the holding, Alan Lushnikov, told reporters about this on Wednesday.
“We have not announced this, but we are already supplying copters to the army. This is a whole line. Some of them are already produced and delivered in series. The part is in development and will be released for a series next year. The most diverse nomenclature for a variety of purposes – intelligence and so on. This is a very important area, and we pay serious attention to it,” Lushnikov said.
As an example, he cited the ZALA 421-24 copter of the ZALA AERO company (part of the Kalashnikov group of companies of the Rostec State Corporation), presented at the Army – 2022 forum. According to Rostec, this drone is capable of operating in conditions of electronic countermeasures and flying in full radio silence.
Kalashnikov Concern is the largest Russian manufacturer of combat automatic and sniper weapons. It is the flagship of the domestic rifle industry, accounting for about 95 per cent of the production of small arms in Russia. The products are supplied to more than 27 countries of the world.