Honestly, when you really want to chop, an axe is your most efficient option. Traditional machetes in their various forms around the workd tend to be optimized to the tasks asked of them. (E.g., how leafy and dense the foliage is that requires removal.) This product is too short to take advantage of the momentum and power needed to get through dense jungle foliage. I'm sure it's useful for as much as you can imagine doing with it but not terribly efficiently executed. Advantages: easy to load out and can be handled by everyone.
(Frankly, if cutting is your hobby or sport, consider Bark River's Battle Cleaver—if you can find one—at slightly longer and a hefty 37oz, mine gets the job done in one swing but who wants to pack that much convexed A2 tool steel?)