Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PA Chief Orders Manufacture and Distribution of Manpack PA System (MLX4) Prototype

August 18, 2013- Philippine Army (PA) chief Lt. Gen. Noel A. Coballes issued an order to the Civil-Military Operation Group (CMOG) to manufacture and distribute more MLX4, a prototype portable man-pack public address system, developed by the latter unit.

PA chief believes that MLX4 can help the PA and the CMOG in improving support to Army troopers in the conduct of disaster relief, rescue and humanitarian operations.

MLX4 is powered is by a 220 wattage of dual sourced batteries which could last up to 14 hours of continuous usage. It has a USB/SD port; two microphone inputs with tone control; a DVD player; an AM/FM radio; an MP3 port; and a siren that are all arranged in a backpack aluminum carriage with harness for easy mobility.

The two units of 150 watts horn-type speaker could reach approximately one kilometer in an open terrain and up to more or less 500 meters in built up areas.

According to Colonel Burgos, the Information Support Affairs Teams of the unit shall be equipped with MLX4 once it pushes the series of field tests and evolutions.

Courtesy: Philippine Army News

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