The US Army is looking forward to making use of Microsoft’s HoloLens on the battlefield. The Army has reportedly awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to supply its HoloLens headsets to the soldiers.
Virtual- and augmented-reality headsets haven’t been much success in the consumer market, however, they’re finding an important place on the battlefield.
The head-mounted displays make use of augmented reality. With this, the viewers can see virtual imagery superimposed over the real-world scenery in front of them.
The technology company says the technology will provide troops with better information to make decisions. The Redmond, Washington, company stated that the new work extends its longstanding relationship with the Department of Defense.
Military bidding documents say the technology will be used for both training and fighting, bringing more situational awareness to troops to help them become more lethal and mobile. With this, the battlefields will now use more of technology to accomplish their missions.