After two years of development, the U.S. Army’s augmented-reality headset is headed for the big time.
The service announced on Tuesday a contract with Microsoft worth as much as $21.88 billion over the next ten years. An Army statement said the award “transitions IVAS to production and rapid fielding to deliver next-generation night vision and situational awareness capabilities to the Close Combat Force.” That’s at least 120,000 soldiers, AP reported. The contract is for ten years, with a five-year base and a five-year option.
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