Philippine Navy receives ScanEagle 2 UAS

Philippine Navy receives ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial system – link

Source: Jane’s

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  • The Philippine Navy (PN) formally received an Insitu ScanEagle 2 UAS from the United States during a “turnover, acceptance and blessing ceremony” held at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in the Philippine city of Cavite near Manila on 25 November
  • The PN said in a statement that the PHP710 million (USD14.79 million) system – which comprises eight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), two launchers, the SkyHook recovery system and a ground control station – was handed over by US Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kimberly Kelly and representatives from the US Embassy in the Philippines’ Joint US Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG)
  • The system, which was acquired through the US Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) program following a Philippine request made in 2017, will be operated by the PN’s Maritime Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron 71 (MUARS 71), a recently activated squadron under the Philippine Fleet’s Naval Air Wing that will operate the aircraft out of Naval Station Leovigildo Gantioqui in San Antonio, Zambales Province
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