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DoD to investigate further use of 5G

6th April 2022 - 10:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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The DoD believes that 5G will improve the operation of new generations of unmanned systems. (Photo: USAF)

In its FY2023 budget request, the DoD called for $250 million to be allocated for 5G projects with the goal to deepen the use of this technology in military applications. Providing low-latency and higher speeds communications are among the goals for the US armed forces.

The US DoD requested $250 million for 5G projects in its FY2023 budget proposal to investigate further how this technology can enhance military operational efficiency by improving communications.

In March 2022, the Pentagon also announced the establishment of a 5G and FutureG Cross-Functional Team to accelerate the adoption of transformative 5G and future-generation wireless networking technologies so that US forces can operate effectively anywhere, including in contested environments.

Amanda Toman, the acting principal director of the DoD 5G to Future Generation Initiative, noted on 9 March that 5G ‘will play a critical role’ in advancing future critical US capabilities.

Using 5G technology can

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