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    MOSCOW REGION, July 15 (RIA Novosti) - A Russian company showcased on Tuesday an unmanned helicopter due to enter service with the country's police force.

    The ZALA 421-06 is the first domestically-designed vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be supplied to the Russian police.

    "It is a revolutionary event for our country because this technology has been developed in Russia only recently," said Alexander Zakharov, the general director of A-Level Aerosystems, which produces the helicopter.

    The ZALA 421-06 VTOL UAV is designed for reconnaissance and surveillance missions in urban areas and regions containing rough terrain.

    The vehicle has a range of 40 km (25 miles), a flight duration of 2 hours, a cruising speed of 50 km/h (30 mph), and a maximum ceiling of 2,000 meters (6,500 feet).

    "The UAV is fitted with a video camera and a TV-signal transmitter," Zakharov said.

    A-Level Aerosystems, based in the Urals, is the only manufacturer of unmanned helicopters in Russia. There are about 10 companies in the world which design and assemble VTOL UAVs.

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