• US Army delays Microsoft's $22 billion HoloLens deal

    3 days ago - By Engadget

    American soldiers won't be training with HoloLens headsets for a while. Reuters and Windows Central report the US Army has delayed the deployment of the HoloLens-based Integrated Visual Augmentation System by a year, to September 2022. Janes understood the delay was prompted by the need to bump operational testing from July this year to May 2022 to "further mature" the mixed reality technology. The Defense Department's Inspector General launched an audit earlier in October to determine whether or not Microsoft's system would meet requirements. It's not clear if the audit is linked to the...
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  • Microsoft's $22 billion AR headset deal with U.S. Army gets delayed

    Microsoft's $22 billion AR headset deal with U.S. Army gets delayed

    3 days ago - By Windows Central

    The deal's still on, but it's going to need a bit more time.
    What you need to know
    In March 2021, Microsoft won a U.S. Army contract to produce up to $21.88 billion of soldier-attuned augmented reality headsets.
    The deal still stands, though delivery times have been pushed back, with field units now expected by September 2022.
    Microsoft's sizeable augmented reality headset deal with the U.S. Army, which was awarded in March 2021 to the tune of up to $21.88 billion , has had its dates adjusted. Deployment of the first Microsoft headsets (sometimes referred to as glasses, as those are a...
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  • Microsoft's multi-billion dollar deal with US defense for HoloLens is still on

    3 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    Since 2018 Microsoft has been developing a version of the HoloLens 2 specifically for the US military. Called Integrated Visual Augmentation System , the device replaced the Army's own Heads-Up Display 3.0 effort to develop a sophisticated situational awareness tool soldiers can use to view key tactical information before their eyes. Early this year, Microsoft...
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  • U.S. Army postpones to later in 2022 its $22 billion Microsoft augmented-reality headset deliverables

    3 days ago - By ZDnet

    The deal for Microsoft to supply the U.S. Army with headsets based on technology in the HoloLens is still on, even though the Army has pushed back its timeline for testing and deployment.
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