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FEATURE : 5G also extends to Purdue students , faculty and staff who hone skills , conduct research and improve upon today ’ s aviation and transportation technology . This collaboration is a natural fit for Purdue Airport as it enables us to study and better understand technologies that will be fundamental to airports of the future .”
Saab will be the first industry partner to use this dedicated 5G network .
The global defense and security company opened an advanced manufacturing facility in Discovery Park District at Purdue in 2021 .
This state-of-the-art facility supports production of the T-7A Red Hawk , which will train the next generation of US Air Force fighter and bomber pilots for decades to come .
“ This platform is intended to showcase how state-of-theart airport systems can work with 5G technology ,” said Erik Smith , President and CEO of Saab in the US . “ By combining airside and landside operations to improve airport efficiency and planning , the platform at Purdue will help us continue that journey . Investing together with Ericsson at Purdue is a no-brainer and a win-win for Indiana . We ’ re proud to be a part of this innovative 5G project , leveraging our longstanding track record of excellence in air traffic control to deliver a solution that will be replicable across other platforms .”
David Rosenberg , Indiana Economic Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff , said : “ The state applauds the thought leadership of Ericsson , Saab and Purdue in establishing this collaboration . This type of impactful project between two global industry leaders and an internationally renowned research university all based here in Indiana is what we had hoped for when the state made 5G development a top priority . It is fulfilling to see this collaboration and its commercial results alongside other 5G projects in Indiana .” p




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