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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
May 28, 2020
DOD, USAF Warfare Center to Build a 5G Network
“Mobil” CELLULAR TOWERS – 5G Cellular Network
To incorporate human-machine interfaces, which go beyond simple graphic-user
interfaces and may include audio, gestures, augmented reality devices and
haptics that stimulate touch and motion.
Test Prototype Software at Nellis AFB, Nevada
Remember WE are the Enemy
The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada have teamed to build a fifth-generation (5G) cellular network on Nellis as part of DOD’s development of 5G for both defense and civilian uses.
”The Defense Department recognizes 5G technology is vital to maintaining America’s military and economic advantages,” said Dr. Joseph Evans, DOD technical director for 5G and the lead for the department’s 5G development effort. ”We expect to start construction on the network at Nellis in July and have it fully operational in January of next year.”
The network will feature relocatable cell towers that can be set up and taken down in less than an hour.
These applications involve architectures that enable C2 operations under a variety of 5G network conditions. They may incorporate human-machine interfaces, which go beyond simple graphic-user interfaces and may include audio, gestures, augmented reality devices and haptics that stimulate touch and motion. Network Enhancement prototypes will build and test novel 5G features including network slicing to allow network operators to dedicate portions of their networks to specific uses and software-defined networking, which makes network control possible using software applications.
Testing at Nellis will start in January 2021 and continue in three 12-month phases.