WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is launching a new initiative that will shape its long-term plans for integrating 5G networks into U.S. military operations. National Defense magazine reports.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
16 Dec. 2019 -- The term 5G refers to the oncoming fifth generation of wireless networks and technologies that will yield a major improvement in data speed, volume and latency over today’s fourth-generation networks, known as 4G.
5G networks are expected to be as much as 20 times as fast as 4G. The improved connectivity may enable a slew of new technologies, such as hypersonic weapons, resilient satellite constellations and mesh networks.
5G communications are a top priority for the office of the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, and the Pentagon is kicking off a new effort to experiment with the technology for various mission sets.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics