KPMG has been selected to develop a 5G prototype application for a US Marine Corps (USMC) smart warehouse in Albany, Georgia.

Chosen by the US Department of Defense (DoD), the selection comes after a yearlong competitive design phase.

The company will serve as the sole prototype application developer and be responsible for developing an automated, integrated and digitised application for equipment movement in the USMC warehouse.

KPMG US federal advisory lead partner Brenda Walker noted that the advanced 5G smart warehouse ‘will allow the USMC to improve its operations’.

KPMG US federal advisory managing director Chad Jones said: “The conveyance, storage and accountability of gear in the United States Marine Corps will be transformed by the continued development of 5G applications.

“The work at Marine Force Storage Command’s 5G enabled smart warehouse located at the Marine Corps Logistics Command in Albany, Georgia, is an important step in that process.”

In 2020, the US DoD announced a $600m project for delivering 5G experimentation and testing at five US military sites.

The military sites comprise Naval Base San Diego in California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany.

MCLB in Georgia will receive a 5G-enabled smart warehouse focusing on vehicular storage and maintenance.

Work on the five military bases is aimed at enhancing the DoD’s 5G capabilities.

The multimillion project involves conducting tests for 5G command and control technologies, testing 5G smart warehouses, and 5G virtual reality systems for mission planning and training.