US military set to get first delivery from $22 billion Microsoft HoloLens deal

Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, has been in the works for years, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard from it. We saw demos of it in 2015 (opens in a new tab)but Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the technology for the past few years when it comes to a consumer release.

What we’ve heard a lot about is Microsoft’s deal to supply the US military with HoloLens technology. We first got wind of the deal in 2018 (opens in a new tab) with talks of a $480 million contract to help “increase the lethality” of combat missions. It wasn’t until 2021 that Microsoft officially signed a much more expensive $22 billion deal. (opens in a new tab) with the military for military-grade HoloLens supply.

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