October 16, 2021

US Army Microsoft Augmented Reality Headsets

United States Army pushes back deployment date of Microsoft’s augmented reality headsets, but insists it still really wants them

The US Army has on Thursday said it is pushing the date it plans to field augmented reality glasses from Microsoft.

However, it has reportedly stated that it remains “fully committed” to the $22 billion contract, after defence news publication Jane had reported that it had halted plans and was re-evaluating plans for the technology.

It comes after the US Army in late March announced that Microsoft would supply the US Army with thousands of devices based on its HoloLens augmented reality headset.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Microsoft

Delayed deployment

It said at the time that Microsoft would manufacture the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) that will be used both in training and in-theatre operations.

The deal was significant as it is worth…

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