US Army awards Microsoft with $480 million HoloLens contract
Microsoft wins $480M contract to supply US Army with HoloLens.
US Army soldiers will soon wear Microsoft’s HoloLens AR goggles in combat
Earlier this year, Google decided not to renew a contract for Project Maven, a military A.I. program based on autonomous drones, after a letter objecting to it was signed was signed by more than 4,000 employees.
wowzers, Microsoft won a $480 million HoloLens contract for the US Army. 100,000 HoloLens devices for training and combat purposes
Microsoft is now in the increasing lethality business. I wonder what Hololens engineers feel about this?
Microsoft’s Hololens likely had the advantage of already having been explored as a military technology, both by the U.S. and Israeli armies.
Microsoft is neck-and-neck with Apple in the contest to be the world’s most valuable publicly traded technology company, and it just got a nice revenue boost, courtesy of the U.S. military.
The HoloLens, which is worn around the head and over the eyes, projects virtual images onto the real world.
The US and Israeli army have begun testing it for training recruits.
Microsoft won a $480 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with 100,000 HoloLens headsets for combat missions and training, Bloomberg reports
A new contract, valued at $480 million, means that the Redmond, Washington, tech giant will soon be equipping American soldiers with its augmented reality Hololens technology.
Ford and Volvo use it for designing cars and Lowe’s, a hardware shop in the US uses HoloLens to help customers try out different paint colours on virtual walls.
The contract will help the army “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy,” the US Department for Defense said.
A Microsoft spokesman said: “Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions.
The United States Army awarded a $480 million contract to Microsoft that will equip military personnel with prototype versions of HoloLens intended to increase “lethality, mobility, and situational awareness.”
The U.S. Army is buying 100,000 HoloLens goggles.
A $480 million contract, which could eventually lead to the military purchasing more than 100,000 augmented reality headsets, makes the Army one of Microsoft’s most important HoloLens consumers.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, on the other hand, has defended his company’s work with the U.S. military.