Philippine Air Force set to receive 6 Hermes 900 UAVs

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The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is expecting to receive the final 2 sets of unmanned aerial system (UAS) ordered from Israeli firm Elbit Systems.

Each system has 3 Hermes 900 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

PAF said in the latest edition of its official publication that the service “is expecting the final delivery of two (2) Unmanned Aerial System composed of six (6) Hermes 900, Ground Control Station, Ground Data Terminal and other support equipment.”

“This will further boost the ISR coverage in the entire country,” PAF noted in the said publication.

The expected delivery is part of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Level 3 Acquisition Project through the ongoing Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. Under this project, PAF is acquiring 1 system of Hermes 450 with 3 brand new UAVs and 3 systems of Hermes 900 with 3 UAVs each.

In fourth quarter last year, MaxDefense Philippines reported the delivery of initial Hermes 900 UAVs ordered under the said project.