Department of Defense announces $600M for 5G testing at military sites including Naval Base San Diego

The Department of Defense announced $600 million in awards Thursday for 5G experimentation and testing at five U.S. military test sites, including Naval Base San Diego.

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The DOD says the projects represent the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world, with officials from the military, technology industry and academic experts collaborating to advance DOD’s 5G capabilities.

The San Diego portion of the testing involves a project to develop a 5G-enabled smart warehouse that improves materiel and supply handling, management, storage and distribution for the Navy’s Fleet Logistics Center in San Diego and creates a proving ground for testing, refining and validating emerging 5G enabled technologies.

A Naval Base Coronado warehouse operated by the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center will be used to prototype a smart warehouse use case and perform at-scale experimentation.

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