-------------------------------------------

Army Pauses Acquisition of Augmented Reality Headsets for Troops

The Army has reportedly paused acquisition of advanced augmented reality headsets for soldiers — less than a year after the service announced it had awarded Microsoft a contract potentially worth close to $22 billion.

The defense intelligence news outlet Janes reported the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology’s office paused the service’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System and is “essentially doing a reset of that program, figuring out what is the appropriate timeline and where is the technology,” Brig. Gen. William Glaser, director of the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team, told the news outlet Tuesday.

The deal, pegged to be worth $21.9 billion, was to have equipped soldiers with Microsoft’s commercial HoloLens augmented reality system headsets that provide night vision, thermal vision, and audio communication.

Read more at Newsmax© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Stay Informed with KSFO

 

Subscribe to 560 KSFO's weekly eblast for the latest national and local news updates, exclusive contests, events and more.