U.S. Army Contracts Microsoft to Supply Reality Headsets Worth $21.9 Billion 

U.S. Army Contracts Microsoft to Supply Reality Headsets worth $21.9 Billion 

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it won a deal to sell augmented reality headsets for the US military based on its HoloLens product and with support from Azure cloud computing services.

A Microsoft spokesman told Reuters the contract could be worth $ 21.88 billion over ten years.

Microsoft has, over the past two years, worked with the military in the prototyping phase of the Integrated Visual Aid System (IVAS).

Soldiers trying on augmented reality headsets by Microsoft. Source: Microsoft

Alex Kipman, a Microsoft Technical Fellow said the headphones are designed to provide “better condition awareness, and enable information sharing and decision making in a variety of scenarios.”

Microsoft was also on track to win a $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, but the contract is still in dispute in a lawsuit brought by Amazon.