5G’s “Marching Orders” for Military Communication Systems


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The introduction of 5G is brashly poised to change the world – introducing advancements from smart cities to self-driving vehicles. So how will the military and critical defense systems co-exist with the next-generation network?

 According to Microwaves & RF, military system designers will take advantage of available 5G hardware and software, reaping benefits such as fast response times and wide bandwidths. Since military systems are used all over the world, in varying terrains, how will systems remain effective in different environments?  

Creative computer software simulations, along with effective measurement strategies to predict the different operating scenarios, will be required. The military will also face challenges with high-power jamming signals at close range, reported Microwave & RF. 

Since some 5G uses a millimeter-wave frequency, the spectrum presents an intricate map for system modelers, especially with the threat of adversaries interrupting signals. However, the next-generation network will provide nearly instantaneous transmission and the ability to receive enormous amounts of data, which can grant unparalleled benefits to military defense communication systems. 

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