'Gray Eagle' Support To Philippines

'Gray Eagle' Support To Philippines 13 September, 2017

The US deployed the Gray Eagle unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to the Philippines in support of the country's armed forces in counterterrorism efforts. The UAS will help improve the surveillance capability as it has a longer flight duration which will enable a larger area of reconnaissance and surveillance. 

In a statement dated 11 September, US Embassy in Philippines said Over the past three years the U.S. has provided the Philippines with assistance valued at over Php15 billion, to establish better command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). According to the statement, to support urgent defense and counterterrorism needs of the country, the US recently delivered a Raven tactical UAS and two Cessna-208B surveillance aircraft, as well as various munitions and weapons. 

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