BT will help the British Army build smart bases

BT has secured a networks contract with the British Army to pave the way for smart bases across the United Kingdom.

The company's Business unit has been awarded a five-year contract to provide a managed Wi-Fi service known as MOD Wi-Fi.

This agreement entails BT delivering managed secure Wi-Fi across 162 new army sites in the UK, with the potential to expand the contract to other defence customers, including the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy.

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British Army chief: A quarter of soldiers could be robots by 2030

The head of the UK’s military has said that he expects up to a quarter of soldiers could be robots by the 2030s.

Sir Nick Carter – a decorated general with service in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Basra – made the comments to Sky News on Sunday.

“I suspect we could have an army of 120,000, of which 30,000 might be robots,” Sir Nick said.

In a paper called The Internet of Battle Things – published by the US Army Research Laboratory in 2016 – the...