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Robins Air Force Base unveils new communications system

The 52nd Combat Communication Squadron celebrated their newest accomplishment

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Friday afternoon, members of the 52nd Combat Communications Squadron celebrated their newest achievement.

After working on it for over a year, the team cut ribbon as they launched their new Flexible Communications Package.

The system can provide phone and internet service, in addition to access to the Air Force's network, to over 1,000 people from any location.

"It's fantastic," says FCP transition lead Adam Frew. "Seeing a year's worth of hard work come and culminate in this ceremony... it's inspiring and I'm so glad the team could be here to watch it."

Last summer, the squadron began with a large communications package that took up nine aircraft pallets of space. 

The team worked hard to simplify the system down to half that size so that it can easily deploy anywhere in the world.

"The team came together in what can only described as a huge feat of innovation and teamwork," says Frew.

The squadron's newest FCP is half the size of previous systems and requires fewer people to operate.

With their new system, airmen can more easily do their jobs in areas hit by natural disasters and in remote contingency operations.

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