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Philippines eyes extra ScanEagles, and much more…

25th September 2017 - 09:35 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The US has contracted a further batch of six ScanEagle tactical UAV systems for Manila, while the Philippine Army has requested several tiers of new UAVs to boost its ISR capabilities.

The Insitu systems are to be handed over to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) by September 2019, according to a DoD announcement on 18 September. 

The firm-fixed-price contract being overseen by the Naval Air Systems Command is worth $9,975,624. It includes aircraft, support equipment and spares, training, site activation, technical services and data.

It is not known how many aircraft are included in each system, but it

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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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