The U.S. Marine Corps is investing in secure, wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity inside aviation hangars. The Marine Corps started Wi-Fi installation in air hangers aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina in January, 2017. The pilot program is intended to decrease time needed to order and receive parts, while increasing the range of access Marines have to online resources. By enabling access to areas without wired networking capabilities through the Marine Corps Enterprise Network, Marines can execute aircraft maintenance tasks more timely and efficiently. Wi-Fi installation at MCAS New River is scheduled for completion by summer 2017. An additional 20 air and logistics units are lined up for wireless installation.
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