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Philippine Air Force Receives US ScanEagle Drones, More Black Hawks

The Philippine Air Force this week took delivery of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from the US and additional S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Polish defense and aerospace firm PZL Mielec.

According to the US Embassy in Manila, the US military turned over four ScanEagle UAVs worth 200 million Philippine peso ($4 million) during a ceremony at Clark Air Base in Pampanga.

The new drones will bolster the country’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to help in the fight against terrorism and in disaster relief efforts.

Meanwhile, the air force also received the last five of the 16 Black Hawks it ordered as part of the Asian country’s military modernization program.

The combat utility helicopters will allow the air force to provide better day and night tactical heli-lift, especially during combat and non-combat search and rescue operations.

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