The US Department of Defense is bringing 5G tests and experiments to seven more military bases across the nation, it announced Wednesday. It brings the DOD’s test sites up to 12. The department says 5G will help maintain “America’s military and economic advantages.”
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Some of the new tests announced this week include augmented reality for military training, wireless connections for tactical operations, aircraft mission readiness, pier connectivity, mobile data security and spectrum sharing.
The seven new sites are at Fort Hood, Texas; Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California; Camp Pendleton, California; and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
The Defense Department had previously announced the following test bases: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Naval Base San Diego, California; and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia.