Skyeye (R4E-50 and R4E-100)

USA BAE Systems UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  BAE Systems   
Skyeye (R4E-50 and R4E-100)
Use(s): multi-mission capabilities such as persistent surveillance, reconnaissance (day/night) target acquisition, artillery correction, damage assessment and close air support/precision strike Manufacturer: BAE Systems Powerplant: UEL (R4E-50) 50hp, (R4E-100) 98hp (R4E-50), Mogas, Avgas, rotary Dimensions: length (R4E-50): 161 in, height (R4E-50): 48in, wingspan (R4E-50): 240in Weight: empty (R4E-50): 540lb, MTOW (R4E-50): 780lb, max payload (R4E-50): 1351b Performance: speed (R4E-50): 90kt, endurance (R4E-50): 8hr, ceiling (R4E- 50): 15,000ft Payload: multiple payload capability to meet specific mission requirements - L3 Wescam MX-14 standard, weight and space available for customer-defined payloads Data Link: RF command link (jam-resistant optional), real-time video/telemetry downlink Guidance/Tracking: autonomous navigation or remote control Launch: pneumatic/hydraulic catapult Recovery: guided parafoil, conventional (skid landing gear), unguided parachute Structure Material: graphite Kevlar/fibreglass/honeycomb System Components: aircraft, GCS, 4x6ft tracking antenna, launcher Electrical Power: (R4E-50) 1,5kW (R4E-100) 3.0kW GCS: (R4E-50) truck-mounted S-280 shelter, (R4E-100) HMMWV-mounted shelter Status: in production



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