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Philippines received six US ScanEagle UAVs

The United States supplied the Philippine Air Force with six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles as part of military assistance, estimated at 13,76 million dollars, according to local information portal Rappler.

Philippines received six US ScanEagle UAVs

As stated by the military spokesman Aristides Galang, the drones "are capable of participating in several missions, for example, in counter-terrorism operations, in the field of internal security and maritime patrols." In addition, aircraft can be used in humanitarian missions and during the assessment of the effects of disasters, the portal writes.

All in all, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will receive a package in the number of 15 drone.

ScanEagle is an aircraft made according to the "tailless" scheme. The UAV is equipped with a swept wing with a 3,1 span of a meter with flaps folded up. Almost the entire rear edge of the wing is equipped with mechanization. A relatively small fuselage (about 1,4 meter length) contains a piston engine with an 1,5 horsepower, driving a pushing propeller. The take-off weight of the ScanEagle UAV does not exceed 20 kg.

A reconnaissance drone has flight data that is optimized to perform long-term patrol missions for specified areas. It can fly at speeds up to 130 km / h and climb to heights up to 4900 meters.

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  1. siberalt
    siberalt 13 March 2018 12: 46
    They did not write about the most important thing. Now Filipinos will be able to count all of their islands. winked
    1. Herculesic
      Herculesic 13 March 2018 12: 52
      Then the Chinese will say that there are three extra islands that Chinese guest workers secretly poured a million years ago at night! wassat And now the islands must either be torn down or returned to China! crying wassat
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 13 March 2018 12: 50
    And what, the Filipinos didn’t buy such on the Internet - it would have turned out cheaper than American junk!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 March 2018 13: 00
    13,76 million
    This is what saying means - money does not smell. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was an enemy of the United States yesterday, publicly unflattering about Obama, trolling Americans, threatening to feed UN observers to the crocodiles. And it smelled, albeit with small money by the standards of the United States, and the Americans immediately forgot about it.
    1. Hottabych
      Hottabych 13 March 2018 14: 51
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was an enemy of the United States yesterday,

      Some kind of lure was for Russia. But no one was indulged.
  4. Sverdlov
    Sverdlov 13 March 2018 13: 01
    Cool dragster. And with the lifting guide, there is no shortage of bother. Gazanul and rearing ...
  5. BOPOH50
    BOPOH50 13 March 2018 17: 27
    When the authors learn to understand between-received and bought. Phillipins-bought, Americans-sold. Do not learn from the American media, this is a lie, and the site is a direct path to the yellow press.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 13 March 2018 19: 43
      I rummaged through half of I didn’t find such information, for which there are no drugs, politics, Chinese phones, but there’s not even a mention about this deal.