Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones.
Mixed reality will be joining the ranks of the U.S. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft. According to a Bloomberg article, Microsoft HoloLens technology will be used to increase the lethality of soldiers by enhancing their ability to detect, decide, and engage the enemy.
Several companies went through the bidding process, including HoloLens’s biggest competitor, Magic Leap, but it was Microsoft who ultimately won the bid to partner with the Army as a non-traditional defense contractor.
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