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Philippines receives Cessna ISR aircraft

26th July 2017 - 09:31 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received from the US a pair of Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft outfitted with an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) suite. 

The single-engine turboprop Caravan aircraft are fitted with an L3 Wescam MX-15HDi camera system installed in a ventral pod. This EO/IR system is controlled from inside the aircraft, with the aft console digitally recording images.

The ISR aircraft also has PRC-152 radios and antennas that allow direct communication with soldiers on the ground. An air-to-ground link enables full-motion video to be transmitted to receivers on the ground within a 16km radius. Avionics come

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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