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Army Seeks to Equip Warfighters with Cloud Capabilities

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Army looks to utilize cloud computing methods to help warfighters transmit and access data and software applications during missions, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

The military service plans to equip wearable sensors, drone systems and vehicle-mounted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms with cloud computing functions to augment communication capacities and drive the adoption of artificial intelligence technology.

Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, director of networks, services and strategy at the Army's Office of the Army Chief Information Officer, said AI technology will help the service branch optimize mission planning function and simplify maintenance processes. He added that commanders can use AI to study various courses of action for future missions.

According to a report from research firm Frost & Sullivan, cloud computing will help warfighters manage large volumes of data to allow smooth tracking and vital sign monitoring functions.

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