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The US Military is taking fight on the battlefield to a different stage. The US Army has awarded Microsoft a large $480 million contract to provide Hololens headsets to be used in fight conditions.
Sounds like Call of Duty: Black Ops four is coming to fruition.
Armies have already been utilizing Microsoft’s Augmented Reality headsets for coaching troopers, however now Bloomberg studies the US Army is able to take the following step. Its purpose in utilizing the Hololens on the battlefield is to “enhance lethality by enhancing the flexibility to detect, determine and have interaction earlier than the enemy,” in accordance with an outline from the federal government.
In hoping to get a tool that might sooner or later enable measuring troopers respiratory and different important indicators, monitor for concussions, shield listening to in addition to provide evening imaginative and prescient, the Army urged corporations like Microsoft, Magic Leap, and others to place in bids for the contract. With the corporate birthed by Bill Gates finally profitable, “Augmented actuality know-how will present troops with extra and higher info to make choices. This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new space,” the corporate stated in a press release to Bloomberg.
The deal hasn’t been met with any backlash but like Google’s $10 million Project Maven contract that the corporate ultimately elected to say no to because of worker’s talking out in opposition to it. Microsoft’s CEO and President Brad Smith have acknowledged the corporate won’t promoting its software program to the US Military and can enable its workers who’ve points to modify tasks.
Warfare and maintaining troops secure via know-how isn’t a brand new idea. This is simply one other step to ultimately eliminating troopers from being on the battlefield altogether.
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