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Kazakhstan: Shagala UAV is undergoing field trials


According to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, test flights of the new reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle "Shagala" took place.

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Kazakhstan Shagala UAV is undergoing field trials 02 Shagala UAV (Picture source: Kazakhstan MoD)


The prototype of the Shagala reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with a software and hardware communication channel, its own cryptographic protocol and secure communication channels.

In the course of field tests of the experimental model, military scientists tested the latest design of a power supply that is resistant to low temperatures. The unique rechargeable battery is the latest development of specialists from the National Defense University.

The Deputy Minister of Defense drew attention to the fact that the production of Kazakhstani UAVs presupposes a deep integration of the capabilities of the domestic defense industry, minimizing the import of components and assemblies not produced in Kazakhstan.

For the serial production of the Shagala UAV, taking into account the capabilities of the domestic military-industrial complex, programs for servicing and training technicians and operators have been developed, as well as a course for combat training for UAV operators for implementation in educational institutions and units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Kazakhstan Shagala UAV is undergoing field trials 01 The prototype of the Shagala reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with a software and hardware communication channel, its own cryptographic protocol and secure communication channels (Picture source: Kazakhstan MoD)


According to the head of the military research center, Colonel Kuandyk Akshulakov, the Shagala unmanned aerial vehicle is not inferior in technical characteristics to foreign counterparts, but on the contrary has certain advantages.

“The UAV's flight range is up to 30 kilometers. It can stay in the air for up to two and a half hours, it behaves steadily when the wind increases up to 14 meters per second. In the future, we plan that it will be put into service with the troops at the level - from platoon to battalion” said the head of the military research center Colonel Kuandyk Akshulakov.


Kazakhstan Shagala UAV is undergoing field trials 03 In the course of field tests of the experimental model, military scientists tested the latest design of a power supply that is resistant to low temperatures. The unique rechargeable battery is the latest development of specialists from the National Defense University (Picture source: Kazakhstan MoD)


In the program of test flights, various stages of preparation and operating modes of the Shagala unmanned aerial vehicle were presented.

The results of scientific work have been patented and upon completion of the experimental military operation, all developments will be transferred to the defense-industrial complex of Kazakhstan.


Kazakhstan Shagala UAV is undergoing field trials 04 The UAV's flight range is up to 30 kilometers (Picture source: Kazakhstan MoD)