Internet routers and other wireless devices to be added to US military, Pentagon says

The U.S. military has agreed to add Wi-Fi to its combat-ready computers, computers, and other devices in its arsenal, according to the Pentagon.

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it would add the wireless connectivity to its computers, radios, and wireless gear, including some in the military’s Advanced Aviation Systems Command.

“It’s an important milestone in the process to finally move forward with the inclusion of wireless technology in our nation’s advanced combat systems,” Air Force Maj. Gen. Paul A. Stebbins, the director of the Air Force Advanced Technology Center, said in a statement.

The plan is part of an effort to streamline the logistics of operations and reduce the risk of equipment failures in the event of cyberattacks.