Microsoft Corp has stated that it has won a deal to sell the US Army its most proficient augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product, and it is backed by Azure cloud computing services. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion and will be a 10 years contract. Over the past two years, Microsoft has worked with the US Army on the most crucial prototyping phase of what is known as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System or IVAS.
The firm has said that the Army had moved into the production phase of the project. The all-new headsets are designed to deliver enhanced situational awareness that will enable information sharing and decision-making in various scenarios. The headset will be manufactured in a Microsoft manufacturing unit locates in the United States itself.
Microsoft is also aiming to win the $10 billion worth JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon. But the deal remains in dispute in a lawsuit filed by American Pentagon Officials. Meanwhile, the new augmented reality-based headsets will improve the prototyping and formatting using the latest cloud-based technology. This will be one of the most excellent additions to the US Army armory.