Microsoft won the contract to supply the US army, augmented reality glasses, for $480 million. According to Bloomberg, the company outperformed other supplier of augmented reality glasses – Magic Leap, which was previously called the main contender for the contract.
According to the publication, Microsoft will supply the US armed forces with more than 100 thousand HoloLens devices, 2.5 thousand— in the first two years (in total since 2016, about 50 thousand HoloLens were sold). The kit will include: night vision goggles, thermal visor, hearing protection, devices for measuring vital signs. American and Israeli military have used HoloLens in training, but now they planned to use in battle. Representatives of Microsoft said that this technology during combat missions will allow the military to make decisions based on more detailed information.