The AR Arms Race
The U. S. Military's Augmented Reality Project Has Customized Needs
Augmented reality (AR) will soon be part of the U.S. military's arsenal. In a US$480 million contract, Microsoft has been tapped to deliver customized HoloLens headsets. Yet grabbing these headsets off the production line won't be an option. The military contract includes system requirements that surpass the capabilities of the current generation of HoloLens, which means a dedicated development project to adapt the headsets to military needs.