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General Discussion => AFP Modernization & Defense Acquisitions => Topic started by: redcomet_m on September 29, 2016, 10:12:35 PM

Title: Retitled: Marine Forces Imagery and Targeting Support Systems (MITSS)
Post by: redcomet_m on September 29, 2016, 10:12:35 PM
Administrator's note: This P684.32M project sought to acquire 6 sets of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 9 sets of Target Acquisition Devices, and 12 kits of Tactical Sensor Integration Subsystems

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Past reports

PH set to buy surveillance equipment worth P684M
By: Nikko Dizon - Reporter / @NikkoDizonINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:19 PM December 13, 2013

MANILA—The defense establishment is set to acquire P684.2 million worth of drones and other surveillance equipment for the Philippine Marines Corps.

The Department of National Defense (DND) has opened the bidding for one set each of the Marine Forces Imagery and Targeting Support System Acquisition Project (MITTS) for the three Marine brigades posted in different parts of the country.

According to the invitation to bid, one MITTS consists of two small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, three target acquisition device, and four kits of Tactical Sensor Integration Sub-Systems.

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from sheperdmedia (https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/adas-2016-new-kit-philippine-marines/) covering ADAS 2016
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This solution is being supplied by Triton Communications Corporation, a Philippine company. Citing a confidentiality agreement, Triton declined to name the UAV platform, though it could confirm it comes from overseas.

Shephard understands the Super Swiper UAV from Emmen Aerospace is the platform selected by the Philippines. The hand-launched Super Swiper has a maximum two-hour endurance and 16km range.

The MITSS is due to be delivered to the marines by June 2017.

some swiper (https://www.uvsr.org/docs/Emmen-Aerospace_Super-Swiper.pdf) specs:
Size:
74”x72”
Weight:
9 Lbs (max flying weight)
Endurance:
1h30 -  2h00 (max)
Range:
up to 10 miles
Speed:
cruise 28 to 70 mph
Payload:
Max mission Payload 2.3Lbs, Retract Pan Tilt and zoom color camera,  Retract Pan&Tilt and zoom IR thermal camera,
Retract Pan and tilt EO/IR dual sensor,In addition 1.2 Lbs of droppable payload can be carried simultaneously (flight time
reduced to 45min max.)
Though looking back at the old Triton queries in DNDs SBBs:
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The specifications for the small UAV calls for a minimum   weight   of   6kgs   and   a   minimum endurance  of  2  hours.  Will  it  be  acceptable  if  the  UAV  offered  has  a  minimum  weight  of  6.5  kgs but with an increased endurance of at least 3 hours?
Considering the bid reqts., Im assuming its a different UAV, but could also be a souped up Swiper. But then again considering the elements it will be used for maybe its shepereds way of diverting the enemy's eyes.
Title: Re: PMC MITSS Project
Post by: adroth on December 23, 2017, 01:28:20 PM
From: https://www.facebook.com/pcoogov/photos/ms.c.eJw9ysENACAIA8CNTCtgy~;6L~_TDyvRzbm52GU8ehxQ~;FjEIO6A0MkCYoXNP8DbI~-.bps.a.1982194761810175.1073742429.154701207892882/1982194878476830/?type=3&theater

President Rodrigo Duterte checks one of the new military equipment of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) which was presented on the sidelines of the 82nd Anniversary Celebration of AFP at Camp Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on December 20, 2017. Also in the photo are AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

(http://defenseph.net/bootcamp/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/25487477_1982194878476830_6574699800762502071_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: Retitled: Marine Forces Imagery and Targeting Support Systems (MITSS)
Post by: adroth on December 24, 2017, 01:53:20 AM
Questions that came out when the Raven acquisition came to light

will these be for the marines or the army? if the marines, will the mitts program be shelved and just get more ravens thru JUSMAG?

Follow up shoulder-tap:

This is not a replacement to the MITTS project, since that is an actual AFP Modernization acquisition.

The Raven came by way of a counter-terrorism grant.