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US Army 2021 Budget Request $906M for 40,219 IVAS Units





Army Boosts Big Six 26%, But Trims Bradley Replacement

The Army’s 2021 budget request trims the troubled Next Generation Combat Vehicle program 11 percent while raising spending on its other modernization priorities – more than doubling investments in new high-tech infantry kit.

But the big move into actual building something revolutionary is the acquisition of the first 40,219 Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems (IVAS), a militarized version of the Microsoft HoloLens augmented-reality goggles that will superimpose tactical data on the wearer’s field of vision, from navigational pointers towards objectives to cross-hairs for aiming their rifle. IVAS will even provide intelligence imagery to artificial intelligence algorithms that automatically detect high-priority targets.

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The FY 2021 budget accelerates the procurement of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) to support the first unit equipped and initial operating capability in FY 2021.

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President's Budget Highlights Document

Integrated Visual Augmented System ($906M OPA). Supports the ability to fight, rehearse and train in any operational environment, to provide the best possible 24/7 individual and advanced squad situational awareness in any operating environment.

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$906M over 40,219 units = $22,526 per unit


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