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Microsoft Wins $480M Army Augmented Reality Tech Prototyping OTA

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has won a potential $479.1M other transaction agreement from the U.S. Army to produce augmented reality technology prototypes for potential use in military training and battlefield missions.

A contract award notice posted Wednesday on FedBizOpps says the company will provide hardware, software and associated interface control documentation as part of the Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System program.

The service expects Microsoft to manufacture as many as 2,550 IVAS prototypes over a two-year period, according to a solicitation notice.

Bloomberg reported Thursday the Army could order more than 100K company-built HoloLens headsets as a result of the agreement.

A Microsoft spokesperson told the publication the project will extend the technology firm’s work with the Defense Department to help troops make data-based decisions with the use of an AR system.

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