Microsoft Strikes $479M HoloLens Deal With US Military

Microsoft Strikes $479M HoloLens Deal With US Military

Microsoft made an interesting announcement from Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week. The tech giant revealed a $479 Million contract with the US Military for their HoloLens augmented reality technology. The deal was met with some criticism as over 100 Microsoft employees signed a letter to CEO Satya Nadela stating this is not an ethical move. Nadela defended the decision stating Microsoft will not withhold technology from democratic governments. US military officials claim HoloLens will hellp them integrate night vision, communication, targeting, and threat recognition capabilities into a single device.

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