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Verizon, Lockheed demo 5G-connected surveillance for DoD

Verizon and Lockheed Martin recently flew 5G-enabled drones to capture and transfer high-speed, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data from aircraft in flight to geolocate military targets.

In a release, Verizon said that the demonstration took place at Lockheed Martin’s 5G test range in Waterton, Colorado and showcased the ability of millimeter wave 5G networks to move data from aircraft in flight over Lockheed Martin’s multi-site 5G pilot network.

The companies said they demonstrated two key advances in technology that can provide critical applications to the Department of Defense (DoD).

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