Despite the fact that China launched its first 5G networks only in November 2019, the military has already begun to discuss the introduction of 6G technologies for the modernization of the armed forces.
These technologies are currently onstages of research, but it is expected that they will provide 10 times greater data transfer speed compared to fifth-generation systems. However, the People’s Liberation Army published an article about the prospects for using 6G wireless telecommunications on the battlefield.
It says that the implementation of this technology significantly affect military methods such asthe nature of the battle, the development of equipment and communications. According to the article, promoting the gradual use of 6G in the armed forces may become one of the key areas that will help the Chinese army not only adapt to future changes, but also get a technological advantage.
Military claims 6G potential comes outfar beyond faster data transfer and better Internet quality. Next-generation systems will be able to improve intelligence gathering, visualization of military operations and the provision of accurate logistical support. For example, the rapid transfer, study and analysis of information will allow the command to instantly make the right decisions and draw up individual plans.
According to the Ministry of Science and Technology of China,Now in the country, a separate government department and 37 experts from universities, research institutions and corporations advising him are engaged in research in this direction. Analysts predict that the first 6G operating systems will appear by 2030.
In order to get ahead of the US in the arms race,China is investing heavily in modernizing its technical base and introducing new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, quantum technologies, drones and supercomputers.
However, the Americans do not plan to concede, thereforealso spend a lot of effort and resources on the development of advanced weapons systems. Recently it became known that the US Navy is working on the creation of autonomous combat submarines that can destroy targets without direct human control.</p>