The U.S. government thinks the military could help whip the country’s 5G industry into shape.
Michael Kratsios, the acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Thursday laid out a plan to turn US military bases into sandboxes for 5G experimentation. He also described a vision for advancing US military use of 5G, microelectronics, and artificial intelligence technology to counter one big threat—China.
“An emboldened and increasingly aggressive Chinese Communist Party is building and deploying some of the most advanced weapons,” Kratsios said in remarks prepared for a virtual event hosted by Georgetown University. He said China is using its “newfound economic and technological power to undermine our safety, our security, and our freedom.”
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