US announces $600 million for 5G military experiments

5G is a precedence for the US army.

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The US Division of Protection has introduced it is providing $600 million in funding for 5G experiments at five military bases. The checks will deal with issues like virtual reality coaching, robotics and drones, with the DOD on Thursday calling 5G “very important to US nationwide and financial safety.”

The check websites are situated at Naval Base San Diego; Hill Air Power Base, Utah; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia; and Nellis Air Power Base, Las Vegas.

5G “will strengthen our nation’s warfighting capabilities,” mentioned Michael Kratsios, Performing Underneath Secretary of Protection for Analysis and Engineering. 

The experiments will embrace:

  • Naval Base San Diego: good warehousing and shipments of provides between naval models and shore amenities, partnering with AT&T for connection and utilizing autonomous drones, biometrics and robots
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord: mixed-reality coaching, partnering with AT&T and Samsung for connectivity and utilizing prototype fight coaching options with AR and VR
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany: good warehouse for storing and sustaining autos
  • Nellis Air Power Base: growing 5G expertise for “air, house and our on-line world lethality,” working with AT&T for 5G connectivity
  • Hill Air Power Base: enabling Air Power radars to share spectrum with 5G cell providers, working with Nokia on antenna methods and Ericsson on machine studying.

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Corinne Reichert