Army commanding general visits Naval Sea Systems Command

The Commanding General, Philippine Army, Lt. Gen. Cirilito E Sobejana PA, visited the Naval Sea Systems Command, Philippine Navy yesterday – the very first Philippine Army Commanding General who set foot on the Command.

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The visit highlighted the different initiatives of the Command in terms of transformation, modernization, and development – all geared towards becoming a world-class organization.

To showcase the capability of NSSC, RAdm Rommel Jason L Galang PN, NSSC, Commander toured Lt. Gen. Sobejana and party to the different facilities of the Command.

During the tour at the Naval Shipyard (NSY), CGPA was briefed on the historical significance of the shipyard and its current ship repair facilities.

Featured also during the tour were the Self-Reliance Defense Posture (SRDP) projects spearheaded by the Naval Research and Technology Development Center (NRTDC). NRTDC also showcased the Project BUHAWI prototype and the Electronics Communication laboratory.

Complementing the endeavor of the Command to produce highly-qualified personnel, the tour also apprised CGPA on the new technologies being utilized by the Naval Sea Systems Training Center (NSSTC) where the Gas Turbine Engine Simulator room and the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) room were highlighted. The Center also showed to the guests its studio room where virtual classes are being held to ensure that training is not hampered despite the limitations of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The final stop during the tour is the Electronic Warfare capabilities of the Naval Combat Systems Center (NCSC) displayed in the NSSC Multi-Purpose Hall.

After the tour, the guests were invited for a briefing proper. Apart from the organizational briefing, the presentations focused on two important strategies of the Command, namely the NSSC Capacity Building Strategy which highlights the thrust of the organization in empowering its personnel, and the Electronic Warfare Development Roadmap, a long-term strategy involving EW capability.

In his remarks, the CGPA commended the substantial information shared by the Command noting that information is knowledge and that knowledge is power. He also emphasized the importance of synergy of efforts among the three major services. “Let us continue to work together and exchange information to make a difference and make things happen,” Sobejana said. Naval Sea Systems Command