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Microsoft signs $480 million HoloLens contract with U.S. military to ‘increase lethality’

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Microsoft merely won a $480 million contract with the U.S. military.

The Redmond, Washington based tech monster will be providing prototypes of its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, for the Army to use in combat missions and in training.

While the U.S. Army already utilizes Microsoft’s HoloLens devices in civilize, this latest development would bring the headsets onto the battleground and into live fighting. The terms of the contract could see the U.S. military deploying 100,000 of the company’s AR headsets.

The contract is part of a military program called HUD 3.0, for” heads up machine .” Likewise known as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, the government’s described in the program governments its purpose is to” grow lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, choose and involve before the adversary .” Read more …

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