PH Air Force set to receive 6 Hermes 900 UAVs from Israel

PH Air Force set to receive 6 Hermes 900 UAVs from Israel




Good News for the Philippine Air Force (PAF).
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is highly anticipating the delivery of the final 2 sets of unmanned aerial system (UAS) ordered from Israeli firm Elbit Systems.


Each system is composed of 3 3 Hermes 900 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Hermes 900 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
(photo credit to owner)

According to the PAF’s official publication that it “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.”
Hermes 900 medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) 
(photo credit to owner)

“This will further boost the ISR coverage in the entire country,” PAF notes.
The delivery of the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Level 3 Acquisition Project is part of the Armed Forces of the Philipines (AFP) Modernization Program.



Under the said program, the Philippine Air Force is going to  procure 1 system of Hermes 450 with 3 brand new UAVs and 3 systems of Hermes 900 with 3 UAVs each.

Super Tucanos due for delivery this coming July

As earlier reported the delivery of the six (6) ordered Brazilian made - Embraer A-29B Super Tucano close air support aircraft for Philippine Air Force (PAF) are expected to be delivered in early July 2020.

Embraer A-29B Super Tucano
(photo credit to owner)


This project is in pursuance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program – Horizon 1.


The turboprop aircraft will be deployed by the PAF for close air support, light attack, surveillance, air-to-air interception, and counterinsurgency missions.

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