Army OK’s Development of Mixed Reality Goggles
The U.S. Army awards Microsoft a 21 billion dollar contract to begin production of mixed reality headsets after several years of testing.
This Wednesday, tech giant Microsoft and the U.S. Army announced its moving forward with what it calls Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems.
The devices are meant to aid soldiers with augmented reality graphics to make informed decisions quicker.
The goggles work by partially inserting video images into the glasses so that soldiers have useful information about the environment while they are at location.
Some of their uses include navigation, identifying friendlies, enhanced night vision or serve as live video screens of drone deployments.
Under the contract Microsoft has agreed production of this technology for the next 10 years.