Microsoft: Let’s Shed Some Light on That US Army Contract
Microsoft’s (MSFT) business dealings with the US military just
became a whole lot more lucrative. On Wednesday, it was reported
that the tech giant has won a contract to supply the US army with
augmented reality headsets based on the company’s HoloLens product.
The deal for 120,000 headsets is purportedly worth up to $21.9
billion over 10 years. In a blog post, Microsoft has said the
project is now transitioning to production from its prototyping
phase. The AR system will let soldiers share information and
decision-making and provide a safer and more effective operating
environment. J.P. Morgan’s Mark Murphy is “very surprised by the
potential magnitude of the contract.