It all started in 2019 when #microsoft & the US Army announced a 480 million dollar collaborative deal, where Microsoft would build prototypes of their #augmentedreality #headset #hololens for the US Army, Microsoft and the United States Army announced that they are now moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth a whopping $22 billion.
The US Army announced the contract last week as a “fixed price production agreement to manufacture the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS)” aimed at moving the project into a “production and rapid fielding” phase.
According to the US Army, the IVAS system is designed to streamline existing vision-enhancing and immersive training capabilities into a single platform.
“The suite of capabilities leverages existing high-resolution night, thermal, and Soldier-borne sensors integrated into a unified Heads Up Display to provide the improved situational awareness, target engagement, and informed decision-making necessary to achieve overmatch against current and future adversaries.
The system also leverages augmented reality and machine learning to enable a life-like mixed reality training environment so the Close Combat Force can rehearse before engaging any adversaries.
This hands down has to be the largest contract for an #extendedreality company, it makes me feel good for the future of #augmentedreality #virtualreality & the #mixedreality industry but on the other hand i am also cognizant of what this could mean for the future of #warfare.
#artificialintelligence & #extendedreality will give added advantage on the battlefield, what will the world look like if all the other countries follow suit and leverage #exponential #technologies to upgrade their defence force.
we at #xrom believe technology should be used for good, so this news for us is exciting as well as scary.