Congress Halts Purchase of More Microsoft Combat Goggles, Report Says


Congress Halts Purchase of More Microsoft Combat Goggles, Report Says – CNET




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Some concerns revolved around the goggles causing testers physical impairments, like headaches.

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The IVAS helmet is based on the Microsoft HoloLens 2.

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Congress rejected the US Army’s request for funding to purchase more combat goggles from Microsoft, according to a report from Bloomberg

The report says the Army requested $400 million to buy about 6,900 goggles which are adapted from Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset. Congress rejected the request because of concerns that the headsets caused “mission-affecting physical impairments,” like headaches and nausea.

Neither Microsoft nor the US Army immediately responded to a request for comment. 

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