DSA 2022: Malvus Sense from Malaysia showcases its new CW-40D long-endurance VTOL hybrid drone

At DSA 2022, a defense exhibition in Malaysia, the local company MALVUS Sense unveils its new vertical take-off and landing drone CW-40D designed and developed by the Chinese company JOUAV.

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Malaysian company MALVUS Sense displays its new VTOL drone CW-40D during DSA 2022, defense exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The CW-40D design consists of a short fuselage with two fixed-wing and four-rotor used to conduct vertical take-off and landing. During its flight, the drone is propelled by a four-stroke gasoline engine fitted with a two-blade rotor. The drone can fly at a maximum speed of 150 km with endurance from 8 to 10 hours. It can reach a maximum altitude of 4,000 m and can be controlled up to a maximum distance of 200 km.

Equipped with the state-of-the-art MG-170E EO/IR/LR triple sensor stabilized gimbal camera which is integrated with a visible light sensor, infrared sensor, and laser rangefinder, CW-40 can be used for various application scenarios, such as intelligence reconnaissance, rescue and searching, anti-smuggling, border patrolling, environmental monitoring, forest fire prevention.

Operators can also navigate the CW-40 while using the JOUAV® EagleMap™ with integrated features of mission planning, video surveillance, real-time mosaic, AI processing, multi-station networking, remote take-off & landing, etc, which offers real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence.

The fuselage of CW-40D has a length of 2.3 m while the wingspan is 4.6 m.