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Microsoft to sell HoloLens to US Army

Microsoft Corp announced it has signed an agreement to sell US Army augmented reality headsets based on its HoloLens product and supported by the company’s Azure cloud computing services. A spokesman for the company told Reuters, the contract could be worth up to USD 21.88 billion over 10 years.

The headsets are designed to deliver enhanced situational awareness, enabling information sharing and decision-making in a variety of scenarios, Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow, wrote in a blog post.

A USD 10 billion cloud computing contract with US armed forces that Microsoft earlier was close to getting is still disputed after competitor Amazon filed a lawsuit questioning the decision to give Microsoft the contract.

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