Philippine Marines drone capability now ready for redeployment

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) has reported that its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities is now ready for redeployment.

The Marines said that readiness for redeployment is after a “series of tests, repairs, and maintenance from deployment.”

It noted that it acquired the drone assets in 2017 and had been deployed to Marine Forces nationwide for Imagery and Targeting Support System.

“The drone used for this system is the MAG Aerospace SuperSwiper II and acquired under the Horizon 1 of the AFP Modernization Program. PMC ISR has played significant roles in the successful marine operations since its arrival to the Philippine Marine Corps in 2017,” the PMC said.

“This ISR capability is one of the core capabilities complementing Archipelagic Coastal Defense (ACD) force-mix. This capability of the Marine Operating Forces (MOF) enhances situational awareness of the operating environment in real-time,” it added.