Microsoft is supplying 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets to the US Army

Microsoft is supplying 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets to the US Army


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Microsoft has won a contract to supply the US Army with 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, after Microsoft has been working closely with the Army since 2018. Soldiers have been testing the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) headsets over the past two years, and the devices combine high-resolution night, thermal, and soldier-borne sensors into a heads-up display.

“The system also leverages augmented reality and machine learning to enable a life-like mixed reality training environment so the Close Combat Force (CCF) can rehearse before engaging any adversaries,” reads a US Army statement. In February, the Army revealed how a newer, more ruggedized version of its…

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