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US EMBASSY PHOTO

UNITED STATES Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim pours champagne over a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during a traditional blessing ceremony before turning it over to Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana at the Villamor Air Base on March 13.

The drone is part of a US grant program to help improve the Philippine military’s capabilities in maritime domain monitoring, humanitarian assistance, and counterterrorism.