US Army shows how it will use HoloLens in the field [engadget.com]
When Microsoft employees balked at the company's $479 million HoloLens contract [engadget.com] with the US Army, it raised a question: just what would this system look like? You now have a better idea. The Army has given [cnbc.com] CNBC an early demo of its Integrated Visual Augmentation System, which uses a modified HoloLens 2 [engadget.com] to provide both combat assistance and training. It reportedly feels like a "real-life game of Call of Duty" -- you can see your squad's positions on a map, a compass, and even your weapon's reticle. Thermal imaging would help you see in the dark without as much of a telltale glow as existing night vision headsets.
Previously: U.S. Army Awards Microsoft a $480 Million HoloLens Contract [soylentnews.org]
Microsoft Announces $3,500 HoloLens 2 With Wider Field of View and Other Improvements [soylentnews.org]
Microsoft Misrepresented HoloLens 2 Field of View, Faces Backlash for Military Contract [soylentnews.org]