Pentagon starts private 5G network project to support advanced logistics in smart warehouse applications

March 4, 2021
Marine Corps Logistics Command project will enable warehouse robotics, barcode scanning, and holographic, augmented, and virtual reality applications.

ALBANY, Ga. – The Marine Corps Logistics Command warehouse in Albany, Ga., under the U.S. Department of Defense, is deploying a private 5G wireless network that will modernize its operations and increase efficiencies. TechRepublic reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 March 2021 -- Officials of private network provider Federated Wireless say their company is spearheading the multiyear initiative with a team of U.S.-based partners including AWS, Cisco, JMA, Vectrus, Perspecta Labs, and Capstone Partners.

The trial is to update the warehouse and enable smart use cases like warehouse robotics and barcode scanning, as well as holographic, augmented, and virtual reality applications.

The project will create a 5G smart warehouse that will improve receipt, storage, issuance, inventory control, and auditability of Marine Corps materiel and supplies.

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