U.S. Army pushes back date on Microsoft goggles, affirms commitment to deal
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By Mike Stone and Stephen Nellis
(Reuters) – The United States Army on Thursday said it was pushing back the date when it plans to field augmented reality glasses from Microsoft Corp, but that it remains “fully committed” to the contract with the tech firm worth up to $21.9 billion.
The Army said it expects the first units to be equipped with the glasses, called the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), by September 2022. Army officials had previously said that they intended to “rapidly field the capability” in the Army’s fiscal year 2021, which ended on Sept. 30.
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Defense industry publication Janes earlier this week reported that the Army planned to halt the program. But on Thursday, the Army said …