Communications

Why the US Military Is Leading the Charge on 5G

It’s not unlike the way that the armed forces invested in radar technology during World War II.

DOD’s Smart Warehouse-Enabling 5G Network Underway

An initial demonstration should occur this summer, an official said.

Train Troops to Use Social Media More Effectively

It’s a tool, like any other. We may as well know how to use it.

What If the Pentagon Skipped 5G?

The answer to the headaches and security risks of next-generation mobile communications just might be a technological leap past them.

Pentagon Wants To Start Testing New 5G Tech Soon

The Defense Department is about to get serious about evaluating next-gen networking gear.

This Little-Used Area of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Might Be the Future of Battlefield Communications

If commercial 5G millimeter-wave gear can be hardened against jamming, the U.S. Army thinks it might gain a real battlefield edge.

Weapons Makers Unveil A Herd of Robotanks— As the Army Worries about Battlefield Bandwidth

The U.S. Army is determined to field a mid-sized combat robot vehicle, but the prototypes are outstripping the datalinks that would connect them.

A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G

Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.

Pentagon To Explore Potential of 5G — and Its Made-in-China Hazards

Planned experiments will test the emerging wireless technology, even as leaders fret publicly about supply-chain risks.

The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably near your back gums.

The Dead Metaphors of National Security

To grapple with today’s complex security environment, we must first think about it realistically. Our terminology — not our technology — is key.

Coast Guard takes steps toward JRSS

The Coast Guard has recently embarked on DOD-wide initiative to increase security by 2019.

Army looks at redefining its classified networks

Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways.

Air Force awards 10-year data link contract

The Air Force chooses nine companies for a potential 10-year, $496 million data link platform support contract.

DARPA looks to radio for better network resiliency

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for radio technology that can withstand the frequent signal degradation that routinely occurs in military operational environments.

DOD looks to solve battlefield network issues

DARPA is reaching out for help in developing radio technology for the battlefield that increases network reliability.