With the activation of the Army Signal Regiment’s (ASR) Mobile Command Center 4 (MCC4), launched in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Friday, the disaster response efforts of the Philippine Army (PA) is expected to get a boost.
Part of a fleet of mobile command centers that serve as coordinating venues between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other government agencies during disasters or other crisis incidents, MCC4 ‘s launch was witnessed by PA commander, Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay.
Furthermore, the mobile command centers also establish links among deployed disaster response units and provide situation awareness or damage assessments to the decision-makers for responsive humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.
“We at the Philippine Army do not stop from adapting to the dynamics of our security environment. These capabilities will help us ensure that we are ready to respond to any eventuality, be it from natural disasters, cyber-threats, and most especially, threats to national security,” said Gapay, who also witnessed a demonstration of the ASR’s deployable signal teams for HADR operations and the cyber-security incident response team whose mission is to minimize and control damage resulting from incidents, provide effective response and recovery, and prevent future cyber-attacks in the organization. (PNA)