The Department of Defense has identified seven military installations for “Tranche 2” of 5G communications technology prototyping and experimentation.  

The sites listed are Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California; Fort Hood, Texas; Camp Pendleton, California; and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

This brings the total of new testing sites hosting 5G experimentation to 12 locations. New rounds of prototype opportunities will be announced by the Pentagon in the coming weeks.  

DOD recognizes industry will play a key role in the development of leap-ahead 5G technology for both military and civilian uses,” said the DoD in a press release.  

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alana Langdon