Here’s how the Army will use 120,000 Microsoft HoloLens headsets in battle

More than just fancy gear, HoloLens is an example of a more agile Pentagon approach to funding and deploying cutting-edge tech.

At the end of March, Microsoft announced that it had won a huge contract to supply 120,000 of its HoloLens augmented reality headsets to the U.S. Army. But details about how the devices will actually be used have been somewhat scarce. That changed last week, when two of the top three Army leaders took part in a panel discussion on strategic priorities.

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