The U.S. Army is yet to receive $400 million worth of Microsoft HoloLens headsets


Microsoft needs to improve the device

Microsoft will not receive $400 million in a contract to supply customized HoloLens headsets to the US military.

Microsoft HoloLens
Microsoft HoloLens

At the next meeting, Congress blocked the investigation, although it did not completely cancel it. Now, instead of the $400 million that would have gone into buying 6,900 headsets (nearly $58,000 per headset), Microsoft will get $40 million to improve the current device. Recall that it recently became known that US soldiers do not like headsets for many reasons at once . 

That is, Microsoft did not lose a contract for a huge amount, but will receive this money only when it finalizes its product to a level that satisfies the US Army. 

Initially, the company received a contract worth $480 million back in 2018. In 2021, the agreement was expanded, implying the possibility of a deal worth almost $22 billion in the future. However, so far the US Army is not ready to use the devices in their current form. 

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