Despite originally surviving a crucial month-long field test in May, Microsoft''s $21.9 billion multi-year contract with the US Army remains on shaky ground.
While Microsoft continues to work with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) headsets, both Bloomberg and Business Insider have reported that soldiers were experiencing headaches, headaches, and headaches when testing equipment.
Non seulement are the physical impairment soldiers have experienced with the augmented reality headsets expressed, but concerns about the position''s threats from the goggles, the infamous limited field of view, and additional weight of the device are also noted.
A Microsoft employee presumably close to the project explained to Business Insider that the AR googles failed at four of six components during a single test. It is unclear how far along in the testing phase this incident erupted by the Department of Defense reveals its shortcomings, but there were still areas where the product "fell short."
Microsoft apparently passed the May Field Test evaluation by the Army''s assistant acquisition secretary, Doug Bush, to assemble a shipment of 5,000 IVAS headsets. Eventually, the Army has changed its shipment plans to "correct shortcomings."
The unclassified report''s time is unknown, yet it should be noted that last month Microsoft and the US Army organized a two-day demonstration event at the Joint Base Lewis McChord to highlight the improvements with IVAS as well as the combat gear used for soldiers who were assigned to an 8-wheeled Army Stryker vehicle.