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Fifth generation (5G) mobile technologies are being rolled out over the globe. In combination with advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technologies, 5G is likely to be an accelerator for the overall digitalization of the globe. As these new technologies mature, they will greatly increase the speed of data transfers and enable for example the Internet of Things (IoT) and take unmanned and autonomous systems to a next level. For the armed forces, leveraging 5G could turn out to be transformative at the tactical, operational as well as the strategic level. This article looks into the main opportunities of 5G for military operations, as well as the main challenges that come with their development and maturation.