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Diseños Casanave sells CW-40D reconnaissance drones to Peru

Diseños Casanave has sold its CW-40D ISR drone to armed forces of Peru. (Erich Saumeth C)

Peruvian company Diseños Casanave has sold its CW-40D intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the armed forces of Peru, the company told Janes on 5 May.

The sale took place in January 2023, but the company declined to reveal the numbers sold.

According to Diseños Casanave, the CW-40D is a fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone with a hybrid (electric battery and gasoline) engine. It was designed specifically for ISR. The company is producing the CW-40D in collaboration with Chinese UAS firm Jouav.

One CW-40D is equipped with an MG170E-type camera with an electro-optic sensor, dual field-of-view lenses, 1080 pixels at 50 Hz video resolution, 30x zoom, 640×512 infrared sensor resolution, 50–4,000 m distance measurement (±2 m measurement accuracy), and shock absorber and inertial stabilised turret system, the company said.

The CW-40D integrates Jouav's EagleMap mapping software, a TC200 portable tablet, and a GCS-303-type double-screen portable ground control station.

It has a wingspan of 2.3 m length by 4.6 m width (wing surface), 45 kg maximum take-off weight, with a four-stroke engine, communication range of up to 200 km, a maximum speed of up to 150 km/h, wind resistance of 13.9–17.1 m/s, an operational ceiling of up to 21,325 ft, and flight endurance of up to 10 hours.

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