An Israeli Elbit Systems Hermes 900 Kochav (Star) was spotted flying over an undisclosed Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle spotted flying over PH airspace in Luzon, Pinoy Aviators said in a post in its Facebook page July 15.
Hermes 900 is Elbit’s next-generation multi-role medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS). It is capable of performing missions for area dominance and persistent intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance also known as ISTAR, Elbit said.
“Hermes 900 can also be utilized for ground support and maritime patrol missions, as well as for integrated multi-platform, multi-sensor operations,” Elbit said.
Elbit is actively participating in Philippine military’s modernization. It already delivered 24 upgraded armored personnel carriers and Elbit-Soltam M-71 155mm/39CAL Towed howitzers to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana previously said that Second Horizon of the military’s Modernization Program will include fast crafts, drones and more helicopters.
“We have no confirmation yet from the Department of National Defense if the Philippines will close the deal for the Elbit Systems Hermes 900 MALE UAV,” Pinoy Aviators said.
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