Russian company ZALA AERO (part of the Kalashnikov group of companies), one of the largest domestic manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles, has signed a contract to supply seven unmanned aerial vehicle systems to Panamanian company UAV LATAM.
“ZALA AERO and UAV LATAM have signed a contract to supply seven UAS produced by ZALA AERO in 2022-2023,” the press service of the Panamanian company said. The contract also calls for the promotion of ZALA AERO-developed UAVs and UAV countermeasures in the eight Latin American countries where UAV LATAM is present.
ZALA AERO will also provide training for UAV operators, the press office said. “Under the contract, ZALA AERO will assist UAV LATAM in building a training center for UAV operators with simulators and virtual reality technologies. The parties also agreed to execute a project to create an artificial intelligence technology center for data processing and analysis,” the company said
UAV LATAM is the largest UAV operator in Latin America. Specifically, its UAV Peru unit has been using five different UAVs produced by ZALA AERO since 2017.
ZALA AERO GROUP
Since 2004 ZALA AERO GROUP is the leading Russian developer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems, unique payloads and mobile systems. Starting from January 2015 ZALA AERO is part of Concern Kalashnikov.
The main products are reconnaissance unmanned systems and digital solutions. Currently, more than 2000 of ZALA UAS operate within Russia. Areas of application are the protection of state borders, reconnaissance and rescue operations, monitoring of high-risk facilities, and emergencies.
ZALA AERO is the leader in the provision of air monitoring services in the gas and oil sectors in the Russian Federation. Every year ZALA AERO UAVs survey more than 5 million kilometers of oil and gas infrastructure performing more than 30,000 flights.
ZALA AERO specialized licensed training center for UAV operators. There are also individual courses on software training and tactics for specific application of systems.