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Microsoft secures $480 million HoloLens contract from US Army

The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply the military branch with as many as 100,000 HoloLens augmented reality headsets for training and combat purposes, according to Bloomberg.

Microsoft beat out other leading augmented reality headset companies, like Magic Leap, which announced that it would be joining the bidding process back in September. Microsoft has had the upper hand, focusing primarily on enterprise markets, unlike Magic Leap, which has focused on the barely-existent consumer market. Microsoft has also previously sold some headsets to the military. But this contract would go well beyond its earlier collaboration, and could greatly expand the reach of the headset.

“Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,” a Microsoft spokesperson wrote in an email to Bloomberg. “This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area.”

Read more: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18116939/microsoft-army-hololens-480-million-contract-magic-leap

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1 hour ago, Nicole said:

“Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,” a Microsoft spokesperson wrote in an email to Bloomberg. “This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area.”

This new relationship between Microsoft, and the Army (U.S. Department of Defense) began when it was called to the attention to the Pentagon Strategy Group that beginning with Windows 95, and culminating with Windows 10, every other product Microsoft produced were bombs.

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