21.1.2020

Hermes 900 MALE UAV enters service with Philippine Air Force

Hermes 900 MALE UAV enters service with Philippine Air Force – link

Source: Jane’s

Article Headlines

  • The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has begun operating the Elbit Systems Hermes 900
  • Images of two of the nine Hermes 900 platforms ordered from Israel have been circulating on social media since November 2019
  • The procurement of the MALE UAVs is part of the PAF’s ongoing modernization program, which also includes the acquisition of three Hermes 450, two of which were handed over in August 2019

Overview & Comments

  • The contract with the Philippine Air Force is the first of two large contracts between the Philippines and Elbit
  • The second contract, reported in October 2019, with the Philippine Army for approximately 150 million USD included a variety of systems to support ground forces: Hermes-450, Skylark 3, Skylark Lex and the THOR multirotor drone

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