Microsoft gets $479.2 mn contract by US Army to supply prototypes for its AR systems

Microsoft will supply prototypes AR systems helping soldiers in training and combat missions.

The US Army said on 28 November that it has awarded Microsoft a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army’s augmented reality systems helping soldiers in training and combat missions.

The Army posted the contract award on its website.

Microsoft Logo. Image: Reuters

Microsoft Logo. Image: Reuters

“Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

Bloomberg, which earlier reported the deal, said the contract went though a bidding process with key tech companies including Magic Leap participating in the auction.

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