The icon is made of a goldish metal in the form of a vertically elongated cross with flared ends covered with crimson enamel. Between the blades of the cross there are white beams.
In the center of the cross – a superimposed double-headed eagle with outspread wings, holding a sword (a symbol of the defense of the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory, victory and peace).
On the eagle’s breast there is a round medallion with the emblem of the Corps – golden vertically arranged lightnings (three are directed up, and the other three – down) against the extended wings.
In the lower part of the cross there is a curly ribbon with the motto: “Duty and Honor.”
On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw for fastening it to military clothes.
The lightning is a historical sign of the Signal Corps, and is a symbol of the variety of channels and the ability to provide information and commands timely.
The cross indicates the historical link of times and glorious fighting traditions of the Russian army, symbolizes protection of the Homeland and Orthodoxy.
The double-headed eagle with a sword and a wreath is a symbol of belonging to the Russian Armed Forces.
The golden color is a symbol of generosity.
The red is a symbol of strength and courage.
Russian Signal Corps is a specialized integral part of the Ground Forces of the Russian Army, and its material basis, dependent efficiency of command, the timeliness of combat equipment and weapons largely depends on condition and functioning of the Corps.
In its development, the Signal Corps has come a long and difficult process inseparably linked with the history of the Armed Forces, the changes in the forms and methods of their use and the improvement of the art of war. From simple audio and visual means of communication and transmission of signals and commands on the battlefield – to widely branched multi-channel, advanced automated systems that can provide a link between virtually unlimited range of both stationary and moving objects, be they on the ground, in the water, under the water and in the air. This is the historical path of development and improvement of military communication.
Communication on the battlefield is one of the essential types of combat support.