R4E-50 Sky Eye. Specifications. A photo.
R4E-50 Sky Eye. Specifications. A photo.

R4E-50 Sky Eye. Specifications. A photo.


R4E-50 Sky Eye - a multi-purpose unmanned US military aircraft production, designed by «BAE Systems» commissioned by the Egyptian Air Force.

The multi-purpose drone of the R4E-50 Sky Eye model is used for a variety of military purposes, including reconnaissance, patrolling a certain territory, searching for and detecting the enemy's concealed movement, adjusting artillery fire, performing search operations, electronic warfare, etc. Due to its wide functionality, this unmanned aerial vehicle proved to be very popular with the Egyptian military, because with its help it is possible to carry out almost all the tasks set, with a minimum of material and physical costs.


UAV R4E-50 Sky Eye diagram


UAV R4E-50 Sky Eye is equipped with a piston engine with a capacity of 50 hp, which provides a means of high speed air travel, make up to 140 km \ h., With unmanned aircraft can stay aloft for a very long time, in particular we are talking about 8 hours of autonomous flight, it is very effective.

Multipurpose drone R4E-50 Sky Eye is further protected by an armored casing that allows it to be even under fire from the standard automatic small arms, however, this factor also affected the increase in the weight of the UAV.

The device is equipped with two types of cells - electro-optical camera to transfer images and high-definition resolution, as well as an infrared camera that allows the operation of the drone, even at night.

Launching UAV R4E-50 Sky Eye is performed by means of a pneumatic or hydraulic catapults, while the landing is made by a special parachute.


Specifications R4E-50 Sky Eye.


  • Length: 4,08 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,1 m .;
  • Height: 1,22 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 120 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 50 hp


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