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Hermes 900 @ PH
« on: April 24, 2020, 06:25:12 AM »
Elbit nears $180m Philippines drone deal
13 Jun, 2019 11:44
The deal includes the supply of Hermes 900, Hermes 450, Skylark 1, and Skylark 3 UAVs.

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-elbit-set-to-sign-philippines-drone-deal-1001289414

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) is nearing a $180 million deal with the Philippines army, sources inform "Globes." Defense sources predict that the deal for supplying various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Philippines army units would be signed in the coming weeks.

The UAVs involved are large: Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 for long-range missions. These UAVs are capable of flying for many hours. The deal also includes supplying the Philippines army with Skylark 1 and Skylark 3 tactical UAVS designed mainly for use by field units for real time observation and intelligence gathering missions.

All of the UAVs that Elbit Systems will supply to the Philippines will be used for intelligence gathering, patrols, and border defense missions. Furthermore, they will be adapted to homeland and internal security missions for the Philippines, a country of many islands that faces terrorist threats.

Last summer, Philippines media reported another important deal amounting to $160 million between the Philippines army and Elbit Systems involving the supply of Hermes 450 UAVs. Following completion of the deal in recent months, the Philippines decided to enlarge its airborne intelligence deployment for its army and renew the systems it already had, among other things through Hermes 900 UAVs.

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About the Hermes 900

Israel to acquire more Hermes 900 UAVs | IHS Jane's 360 - 21 December 2016
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is to acquire additional Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it looks to expand its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

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Known as Kochav (Star) in national service, the Hermes 900 made its operational debut for the IAF during Operation 'Protective Edge' over the Gaza strip in July 2014. It was tasked with gathering ISR data that was used for subsequent air strikes, and flew more than 100 times during this particular mission.

The Israeli Air Force is to 'multiply by six' the number of Hermes 900 UAVs that it fields. Source: Armasuisse

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Re: Hermes 900 @ PH
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 03:55:32 PM »
Philippine Air Force expects delivery of final six Hermes 900 UAVs this year
by Gabriel Dominguez

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/philippine-air-force-expects-delivery-of-final-six-hermes-900-uavs-this-year

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) revealed in its latest ‘Lead One Today’ quarterly e-newsletter that it is expecting delivery this year of the final six of nine Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) it ordered from Israel’s Elbit Systems to enhance its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR] capabilities.

“For ISR capabilities, the PAF is expecting the final delivery of two unmanned aerial system[s ] [ UASs ] composed of [a total of] six Hermes 900[s ], ground control station[s ], ground data terminal[s ], and other support equipment,” said the PAF in the newsletter, indicating that delivery of the first UAS comprising three Hermes 900s has been completed.

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Manila has also ordered an undisclosed number of Skylark LEX and Skylark 3 UAVs – also manufactured by Elbit Systems – along with ground control systems, support equipment, training, and integrated logistics support.
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