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US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
« on: July 19, 2017, 12:52:38 PM »
US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jul 18 2017 11:54 AM | Updated as of Jul 18 2017 12:12 PM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/18/17/us-offers-2-spy-planes-in-ph-fight-vs-terrorists

MANILA - The US will provide 2 surveillance planes to the Philippines to aid troops fighting Islamic State-inspired militants in the south, Washington's envoy to Manila said Tuesday.

The Cessna 208 aircraft have intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and will be deployed "in a couple of weeks," Ambassador Sung Kim.

"Were going to do everything possible to support the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) as it tries to secure the area," Kim told ANC's Headstart.

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Photo c/o Popular Mechanics showing Iraqi Cessna 208

http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a21986/when-a-cessna-goes-to-war/

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Re: US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 12:58:59 PM »
Philippines acquires 2 spy planes from US
By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated July 18, 2017 - 1:39pm

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/07/18/1720779/philippines-acquires-2-spy-planes-us

MANILA, Philippines Washington has offered to send two surveillance aircraft to assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines' intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations against terrorists, the US ambassador said Tuesday.

US Ambassador Sung Kim said that two Cessna 208 planes will be turned over to the Philippine government in a couple of weeks.

Kim stressed that the US is deeply concerned about the security situation in Marawi City, where government forces have been fighting against local terror groups for more than eight weeks now.

"We have been providing a very important support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in terms of information sharing, intelligence sharing, training, technical advice as well as equipment grants," Kim said in an interview with ANC's Headstart.

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Re: US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 12:12:08 PM »
From this link:

Philippines to receive US Cessna aircraft with ISR capability

The six aircraft are fitted with the L3 WESCAM MX-15 high-definition imagining and electro-optical/infrared sensor for airborne full-motion video surveillance in a central housing. The sensor is integrated with an on-board airborne operator sensor console and will also have Harris ultrahigh/very-high frequency and high frequency radios for air-to ground and air-to air communications.

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Re: US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 10:13:10 PM »
From: https://ph.usembassy.gov/us-military-presents-two-new-isr-aircraft-philippine-air-force/

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The PAFs 300th Air Intelligence and Security Group (300 AISG), based out of Edwin Andrews Air Base in Zamboanga will operate the two new C-208B aircraft.  300 AISG is the leading unit for air intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance operations for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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Re: US offers 2 spy planes in PH fight vs terrorists
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 02:48:11 AM »
^ video

PH Air Force gets new surveillance planes from U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdlfZp1ANNg
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