Microsoft won a contract worth $ 480 million for the supply of devices with augmented reality technology for the U.S. army, reported Bloomberg, citing a company statement.
According to the Agency, we are talking about Microsoft HoloLens glasses mixed (augmented) reality, which had previously been used for training purposes by the armed forces of the United States and Israel, but now the American army hopes to use the device during these operations.
“Augmented reality technology will provide the military with more information and better quality to make decisions”, — quotes Agency the statement of the company.
The army offered to the winner of the contest to put about 2,5 thousand units over the two years, and further increase the number of purchased products.
As noted by Bloomberg, in General, the armed forces may purchase up to 100 thousand points.