Technology NewsThe US military can no longer buy HoloLens headsets...

The US military can no longer buy HoloLens headsets from Microsoft


The cooperation has been bumpy before.

Although Microsoft signed a multibillion-dollar contract with the US military a few years ago to supply an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) based on HoloLens technology, over time it became clear that the project did not go smoothly. Now you have to face another obstacle as the US Congress blocked the military from purchasing additional HoloLens hardware.

As Bloomberg noted, Congress rejected a request to buy an additional 6,900 headsets at a cost of $400 million due to some rather poor results in the field. Basically, field testing of the headset resulted in “mission-impacting physical damage” to 72 soldiers who wore the headset over three 72-hour periods in various combat scenarios. Side effects included eye strain, headache and nausea. In 80 percent of the infantry soldiers who experienced such discomfort, the symptoms appeared less than three hours after using the headset.

Although Congress rejected the $400 million funding request, yet approved a $40 million budget for IVAS’s new model to address the aforementioned issues. The new version is expected to be physically more comfortable and have better software and lower power consumption.

Microsoft’s HoloLens has had a bumpy ride with the US military before. Last year, a leaked Microsoft memo revealed that the company received very negative feedback from the US military, even regarding functionality. This was followed by the resignation of the head of Microsoft HoloLens, Alex Kipman, due to accusations of workplace abuse, Neowin reports.

Hardware, software, tests, interesting and colorful news from the world of IT by clicking here!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

follow the Galaxy Unpacked 2023 live

We tell you how you can follow the Unpacked 2023 event live and online. join the conversationThe day...

அண்டார்டிகாவில் பிரண்ட் ஐஸ் ஷெல்ஃப் உடைகிறது – சான் பிரான்சிஸ்கோவின் 12 மடங்கு பெரிய பனிப்பாறையை உருவாக்குகிறது

கோப்பர்நிக்கஸ் சென்டினல்-2 செயற்கைக்கோளில் இருந்து எடுக்கப்பட்ட இந்த படங்கள், பிரண்ட் ஐஸ் ஷெல்ஃபில் இருந்து பிரிந்து சென்ற பாரிய பனிக்கட்டியின் முன்னும் பின்னும் இருப்பதைக்...

AMD Radeon 780M – upcoming graphics chip almost as good as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050

The first tests of the upcoming system from the red Radeon 780M based on the RDNA 3 architecture...

Experts Warn of ‘Ice Breaker’ Cyberattacks Targeting Gaming and Gambling Industry

Feb 01, 2023Ravie LakshmananGaming / Cyber Attack A new attack campaign has targeted the gaming and gambling sectors since...

New Sh1mmer ChromeBook exploit unenrolls managed devices

A new exploit called ‘Sh1mmer’ allows users to unenroll an enterprise-managed Chromebook, enabling them to install any apps...

Earn Flipkart Supercoins For FREE – Unlimited Free Coins

Flipkart Free Supercoin Loot  SuperCoin Loot – Daily Free SuperCoins From Flipkart Flipkart Free Supercoin Loot , Flipkart Free Supercoins...

Must read

Solana AMA with Simple Earn Quiz Answers

Binance Prized Quiz : Solana AMA Quiz Answers Binance...