Army showcases upgrade on communication equipment

The Army Signal Regiment celebrated its 7th Founding Anniversary in Fort Bonifacio on May 24 with Philippine Army Vice Commander Major General Robert M. Arevalo and Department of National Defense (DND) Assistant Secretary for Human Resource Antonio L. Bautista who was the guest of honor and speaker.

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The said army regiment demonstrated it’s use of Blue Force Tracking System it developed as part of Situational Awareness Capability which uses a Global Positioning System in order to provide vital information.

It also showcased the capabilities of its Mobile Command Center (MCC) 1 and Mobile Command Center (MCC) 2 which provide communication support to supported units in all level of Army operations.

“This communication capability upgrade like MCC 1 and MCC2 enables the commanders and planners see the battlefield with real-time picture in order to come up with comprehensive, accurate plans and timely decisions particularly during the conduct of Focused Military Operations (FMO) and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operation (HADR),” the Philippine Army said.

“Both equipments are capable of communicating through voice and data since it is equipped with Dipole and Aereal Antennas, Telephone Extender, Cignal Sattelite Dish Antenna, with uninterrupted power supply beneficial to the Philippine Army Operations Center including its Major Units , Armed Forces of the Philippines Command Center, Unified Commands and, its equivalent in the Philippine Navy and Philippine Airforce,” it added.

“We can recall that the Army Signal Regiment (ASR) plays a vital role in equipping the troops with the latest systems on signal and communication which is helpful to the ground forces achieved the total liberation of Marawi city from the Daesh-inspired terrorist group,” said Major General Arevalo who attended in behalf of Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista.

“Your new research and development project is commendable, you had transformed our communication interoperability capabilities and help-build the trust and confidence of the Filipino people, that would further leads us attain the Army’s vision to be world-class by 2028,” Arevalo added.