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gemini1

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So the AFP has been using this before?

A US Navy solicitation has shown the Philippines to be a hitherto-unknown operator of the Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The contract notification award issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on 6 June covers a follow-on requirement for an undisclosed number of ScanEagle systems for the Philippines government. The country previously had not been known to field the type.

The ScanEagle aircraft is 1.2 m long, has a wingspan of 3 m, and is launched using a pneumatic catapult. It has a service ceiling of 10,000 ft and an endurance of more than 20 hours. The ScanEagle is equipped with electro-optic, infrared, and high-resolution video cameras that enable the operator to track stationary and moving targets.
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The Insitu ScanEagle UAV seen at the company's test facility in eastern Oregon. The Philippines now has been revealed to be an operator of the type, after a solicitation for a follow-on order was posted online by the US Navy. (IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings)

http://www.janes.com/article/71203/us-solicitation-reveals-philippines-to-be-scaneagle-operator

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 09:58:08 PM »
If this is issued by NAVAIR, it is probably purchased thru FMS.

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 10:45:24 PM »
Someone edited in Wikipedia that we are already an operator of ScanEagle.  I can only think of the following:

1. True story, but not announced.
2. Fake edit by an eager beaver.
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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 06:02:40 AM »
Someone edited in Wikipedia that we are already an operator of ScanEagle.  I can only think of the following:

1. True story, but not announced.
2. Fake edit by an eager beaver.

Based on the Navair release, it's a "follow-on" order.  Which always means that the buyer already has it and wants more.
Based on the press conferences of the AFP, they have admitted that the drones flying over Marawi are all ours. 

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 12:44:17 PM »
Shoulder taps from PAF sources pointed to personnel headed to training in Bingen WA as early as Q4-16, but we kept that under wraps. There's nothing up there but Insitu. This wasn't the first class either, so the operation isn't brand new, but it isn't years old either.

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2017, 01:05:40 AM »
The actual solicitation document is found here: https://govtribe.com/project/procurement-of-scaneagle-unmanned-aircraft-system-uas-hardware-and-support/activity

The FMS case number is: PI-P-LBA.  The estimated total value of the contract action is USD $13.5M

Based on the case number nomenclature, PI = Country (Philippines), P = Implementing Agency (US Navy), LBA = Unique code for item.

TF Archipelago/ JSOTF-P were using the ScanEagles in the Philippines before and probably still are.

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 11:30:47 PM »
Philippines acquires six ScanEagles | shephard media - 16th August 2017
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Insitu is set to supply the Philippines with six ScanEagle UAS following a contract announcement on 15 August.

The US Department of Defence (DoD) awarded a $7.4 million contract to the unmanned systems manufacturer, the contracting activity is the US Naval Air Systems Command.

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 12:30:06 AM »
Credits to Brian N Hendry who shared the whole text in the Fb extension of the forum

The USA formal announcement - Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Aug 15, 2017)

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $7,407,625 for firm-fixed-price order N00019F0235 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0001) for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines.

Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019.

Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $7,407,625 are being obligated at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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Re: US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 02:35:43 PM »
Looks like the contract may have been tweaked a bit.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1315123/

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Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $9,975,624 for firm-fixed-price order N0001917F1568 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0001) for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment and spares, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines.  Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (75 percent); Hood River, Oregon (10 percent); and the Nueva Ecija, Philippines (15 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019.  Foreign military sales funds in the amount of $9,975,624 are being obligated at the time of the award, all of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.