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).
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.