☷Department of Defense Hosts Ribbon Cutting for 5G Smart Warehouse Network
U.S. Department of Defense ( By Press Release office)
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The DoD 5G - NextG Initiative hosted a 5G Smart Warehouse Network ribbon - cutting ceremony at Naval Base Coronado last week . Developed in collaboration with Naval Information Warfare Center ( NIWC ) Pacific , Naval Supply Systems Command , Navy Region Southwest , Naval Base Coronado , industry partners , and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering ( OUSD ( R&E ) ) , the 5G Smart Warehousing project at Naval Base Coronado is the program’s use - case incorporating 5G capabilities for trans - shipments between shore facilities and naval units . “This is a key example of organizations coming together in a collaborative environment with our Armed Forces to explore the art of the possible in 5G , ” said Amanda Toman , acting Principal Director of 5G - NextG , OUSD ( R&E ) . “We’re not just building for the warfighter; we are also innovating with the American citizen in mind . DoD is working to accelerate the development and deployment of 5G - enabled capabilities across many use cases , while ensuring those systems — as well as those of our allies and partners — are robust , protected , and reliable . ” Using 5G - enhanced technology , the program seeks to increase the efficiency and fidelity of naval logistic operations including identification , recording , organization , storage , retrieval , and the transportation of materiel and supplies . NIWC Pacific and other government and industry partners kicked off the event , presenting demonstrations of the 5G Smart Warehouse Network with a focus on the 5G Radio Access Network and its optimization of warehouse operations via increased throughput of data , internet of things ( IoT ) support , and low latency . “This technology is critical to U . S . national and economic security , ” said Captain Timothy A . Brown , Commanding Officer , Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center San Diego , during his opening remarks . “As one of the first sites funded to test this technology for the U . S . military , we will help map 5G development and DoD strategies moving into the future . ” In October 2020 , the DoD announced a $600 million commitment to conduct a series of 5G experiments as part of a 5G Tranche Prototyping and Experimentation program . The Department’s objective is to rapidly develop and demonstrate prototype dual - use applications and 5G enhancements that will stimulate interest in and demand for 5G in both the DoD and the commercial world . About USD ( R&E ) The Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering USD ( R&E ) is the Chief Technology Officer of the Department of Defense . The USD ( R&E ) champions research , science , technology , engineering , and innovation to maintain the United States military’s technological advantage . Learn more at www . cto . mil , follow us on Twitter @DoDCTO , or visit us on LinkedIn at https://www . linkedin . com/company/ousdre .
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