PAF receives initial delivery of Hermes 450 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

PAF receives initial delivery of Hermes 450 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)





The Philippine Air Force (PAF) modernization is also in full swing.

Popular Defense Facebook page Maxdefense Philippines just confirmed that the country has received initial delivery of Hermes 450 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israeli firm Elbit Systems.


The same defense page confirms that it is the same drone that has been seen flying in Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas.

The first PAF Hermes 450 MALE UAV, with serial no. 4001.
(photo credit to MaxDefense)


“As mentioned by a source who is familiar with the project, the first batch of Hermes 450 were delivered to the PAF last week. They were then assembled in the Philippines by Elbit,” MaxDefense said on September 4.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is set to receive one complete system of Hermes 450 with 4 UAVs and three complete systems of Hermes 900 with 3 UAVs each, according to the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Level 3 Acquisition Project through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program.



Missiles for the PAF’s FA50’s


It was also reported that the Philippine Air Force jet fighters- the South Korean made KAI FA-50PH Fighting Eagles are now armed to the teeth.

It just received full delivery “of AIM-9L/I-1 Sidewinder short-range IR-guided air-to-air missile from Germany’s Diehl Raytheon Missile Systeme GmbH, as well as receiving full delivery of AGM-65G2 Maverick air-to-ground missiles from America’s Raytheon Missile Systems.” this according to MaxDefense Philippines.








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