Microsoft won a nearly 22 billion dollar (£16 billion) contract to supply US Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets.
icrosoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday.
The technology is based on Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets, which were originally intended for the video game and entertainment industries.
Pentagon officials have described the futuristic technology — which the Army calls its Integrated Visual Augmentation System — as a way of boosting soldiers’ awareness of their surroundings and their ability to spot targets and dangers.
Microsoft’s head-mounted HoloLens displays let…