The HoloLens augmented reality headgears of Microsoft are now being shipped to the United States Army.
In 2018, there were talks about a $480 million contract between the US Army and Microsoft to "increase lethality" of combat missions. Came 2021 and a much pricier $22 billion dollar contract was signed by Microsoft and the US Army for military-grade HoloLens supply.
A heads-up display offering extra information to the wearer is provided by the heads-up display of the HoloLens augmented reality technology via an Integrated Audio Visual System, or IVAS. It can be compared to what a pilot might see in a jet, which is now built into a helmet for soldiers that also includes night vision.
It can help identify structures, highlight moving objects, provide distances, and so on. Amid employee protests, Microsoft has previously defended its cooperation with the US military.
CEO Satya Nadella stated that we made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy.