DoD to bring cloud to the battlefield

Wednesday - 2/23/2011, 3:15pm EST

The Defense Department is working on cloud computing for the battlefield.

DoD's 2012 budget request outlines plans for secure mobile hotspots and new cloud applications.

Wired reports the plan includes the possibility of flying cell towers mounted on flying drones.

The goal is to better connect troops.

The project would be managed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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