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Microsoft Army-Goggle Concerns Remain, Senate Funding Panel Says

  • Appropriators cut $350 million from a $400 million request
  • Panel cites ‘software, hardware, user-acceptance’ issues
Customers stand near the Microsoft Corp. logo in New York.

Customers stand near the Microsoft Corp. logo in New York.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

The Senate panel that oversees defense spending made deep cuts to the US Army’s fiscal 2023 procurement request for Microsoft Corp.’s combat goggle system, citing unresolved technical concerns.

The Appropriations Defense Subcommittee cut $350 million from the Army’s procurement request for more than $400 million in fiscal 2023 for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, a customized version of Microsoft’s HoloLens goggles.