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Samsung and GBL deploy 5G testbeds for US DoD for AR, VR military training

July 14, 2021


Samsung and GBL Systems Corporation (GBL), which provides advanced technology solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), have begun deployment of new 5G testbeds for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) at U.S. Army military bases that will simulate scenarios such as virtual obstacles in the combat theatre and overlays of data and instruments relied on by military personnel.

Part of a broader DoD initiative, which awarded $600 million in contracts for 5G testing at several U.S. military test sites, the 5G testbeds will explore the validity of a scalable, resilient and secure 5G network for AR/VR-based mission planning and training. Army trainees will use AR/VR goggles to see enhanced digital content overlaid onto the real world.

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