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US Army selects Microsoft HoloLens, Azure for IVAS in deal worth up to $21.9 billion

by Eamon McCarthy Earls
Assistant Editor,

The US Army announced that it is moving forward with its adoption of Microsoft HoloLens, moving from prototyping to production.

The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, a Microsoft spokesman has told new outlets. 

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, is based on HoloLens, with additional support from Azure services. It is intended to keep soldiers safer, boost information sharing and improve decision making.

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About Eamon McCarthy Earls

As the assistant editor at, Eamon helps to oversee editorial content on the site and supports site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Before joining, Eamon was editor for at TechTarget, where he covered networking technology, IoT, and cybersecurity. He is also the author of multiple books and previously contributed to publications such as the Boston Globe, Milford Daily News, and DefenceWeb.