LANCET ZALA UAV Kamikaze Drone
A LANCET ZALA UAV Kamikaze Drone new intelligent multipurpose weapon capable of autonomously locating and striking a given target. The system consists of a high-precision strike element, reconnaissance, navigation and communication modules. ZALA Lancet forms its own navigation field and does not require any ground or marine infrastructure.
ZALA Lancet has several types of guidance systems: coordinate, opto-electronic and combined. In addition, the UAV is equipped with a telecommunication channel, which transmits an image of the target, enabling confirmation of the hit effectiveness. The type of fuze is non-contact/contact.
- High precision
- Unreadable ballistics
The ZALA Lancet can be used for both reconnaissance and strike missions. It has a maximum range of 40 kilometres (25 mi) and a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of up to 12 kilograms (26 lb). In combat mode, it can be armed either with high explosive (HE) or HE-fragmentation warheads. It features optical-electronic guidance and TV guidance unit, which allows the munition to be controlled during the terminal stage of flight. The drone features intelligence, navigation and communications modules. According to Zala Aero Chief Designer Alexander Zakharov, the Lancet can be used in so called “air mining” role. In this role, the drone dives at maximum speed up to 300 kilometres per hour (190 mph) and strikes enemy unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) mid-flight. Lancet can be launched via catapult launcher from ground or sea platforms like the Raptor-class patrol boats. The drone is powered by an electric motor.
Lancet utilizes the Jetson TX2 module by NVIDIA as its onboard control equipment and the Xilinx Zynq SoC module by Xilinx, an American company owned by AMD, for implementing programmable logic.