Microsoft Corp wins $479.2 million contract from U.S. Army

Microsoft won the contract through an auction process which saw the participation of tech companies, including Magic Leap.

The U.S. Army has awarded Microsoft Corp a $479.2 million contract to supply prototypes for the Army’s augmented reality systems which will help soldiers in training and combat missions.

The U.S. Army has posted the awarded contract on its website.

“Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions,” said a spokesperson from Microsoft.

The deal, which was first reported by Bloomberg, went though a bidding process which included key tech companies such as Magic Leap.

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