The Department of Defense has selected Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) to complete application development work for a 5G-based warehouse project at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.
An assessment team for the NBC 5G Smart Warehouse project evaluated applications from Vectrus and two other companies as part of a down-select process during the initial phase and Vectrus said Wednesday it demonstrated the capability of a converged environment platform to address operational challenges facing Naval Supply Systems Command.
“The smart warehouse will serve as a test bed for refining, validating and operationalizing 5G-enabled technologies,” said Corinne Minton-Package, senior vice president of systems and technology at Vectrus.
Minton-Package added the 5G Smart Warehouse will facilitate the transshipment between naval units and shore facilities and the company’s work at NBC will help deliver efficiencies to naval logistics operations.
The company’s Converged Environment concept is designed to combine into a single environment base operations support, information technology and network operations, supply chain and logistics, security, digital integration and engineering services.
In October 2020, DOD made $600 million in awards to support 5G testing and experimentation projects with companies at five U.S. military installations and Vectrus was selected as an industry partner for one of the test sites.