San Diego Composites Inc.. (SDC, San Diego, Calif.) has begun the deliveries of carbon fiber components for the Leigh Aerosystems SkyEye R4G-50 UAV. The SkyEye R4G-50 UAV is the next generation of the R4E-50 UAV, which has been in service for more than three decades. The new R4G-50 has a wingspan of 30 ft (9.15 m), a payload capacity of 150 lb (68 kg) and flight endurance of 12 hours. Its payload can include high resolution multi-spectrum electro-optical sensors and synthetic aperture radars. The all-carbon fiber airframe incorporates a rugged landing gear allowing it to be operated from rough dirt runways or flat desert surfaces.

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