The Commanding General Philippine Army, Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay led the Army Signal Regiment’s (ASR) blessing of Mobile Command Center 4 (MCC4) and witnessed the Signal Capability Demonstration on July 31, 2020. The newly-customized MCC4 KM-450, part of a fleet of mobile command centers which serve as coordinating venues between the AFP and other government agencies in the event of disasters or other crisis incidents. This Mobile Command Center is mounted on a Vietnam-war-era Kaiser Jeep M715, refurbished like many other ones in the Philippine Army.
“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, cyberthreats and most especially threats to national security,” said Lt. Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay.
The Commanding General Philippine Army also witnessed the capability demonstration of the ASR’s Deployable Signal Teams meant for HADR operations and the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team whose mission is to minimize and control the damage resulting from incidents, provide effective response and recovery, and prevent future cyberattacks in the organization. The mobile command centers also establish links among deployed disaster response units and provide situation awareness or damage assessments to the decision-makers for a responsive disaster response (HADR) operations.
The G-890 Truck, 1 1⁄4-ton, 4×4, Kaiser Jeep M715, sometimes called the “Five quarter (ton)”, for its 1+ 1/4 ton payload rating, is an American light military truck, based on the civilian Jeep Gladiator (SJ). Design and development for the M715 began in 1965, intended to replace the Dodge M37. In a departure from its purpose-built predecessor, the M715 was the first “M”-series U.S. tactical vehicle to use primarily commercial components; the first in a series of militarized commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicle procurements.