Microsoft Selling 100,000 HoloLens to U.S Army for $479 Million
Publication/Creation DateNovember 29 2018
DescriptionMixed reality is coming to the battlefield. Microsoft has signed a $479 million contract with the U.S. Army for as many as 100,000 of its HoloLens headsets. According to a government description given to Bloomberg, which first reported the story, the mixed-reality glasses will be used to "increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy.”
While the HoloLens has garnered positive reviews, the device has struggled to find a market. Earlier this year, the company described its sales numbers "in thousands, not hundreds of thousands."
Date archivedNovember 30 2018
Last editedMarch 13 2019