Air Force adds another base to military’s 5G program, to prototype software

FedScoop: An Air Force base in Nevada will be the latest military installation to test 5G wireless networks as the Pentagon expands its development of the next-generation telecommunications technology.

The pilot project at Nellis Air Force Base will partner with an industry consortium, the 485-member Information Warfare Research Project, to develop software prototypes to leverage the increased data transmission speeds that 5G will bring. The software will include “survivable” command and control (C2) systems and wireless network enhancements, according to the Department of Defense.

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