Microsoft has won a Pentagon contract for augmented reality headgear for soldiers worth $21.88 billion (Rs. 1,60,290 crores) over the next decade, the company and the US military announced Wednesday.
The headsets, based on commercially available HoloLens, will make soldiers safer and more effective, according to Microsoft technical fellow Alex Kipman.
The Department of Defense (DoD) said the production agreement is for five years with a renewal option – that could make the contract worth “in excess of $21.88 billion (Rs. 1,60,290 crores)” over 10 years, a Pentagon official said in a statement.