Holos Inc., a Madison firm founded to develop virtual reality and augmented reality education software for classrooms, has been awarded a $1.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force following up on the firm’s 2019 contract to help the Air Force develop VR maintenance and repair training programs.

With the funds, available over two years, Holos will be able to perform last-mile product developments and integrate with an existing platform that serves as the secure backbone for training delivery across the U.S. Air Force, the company said in a press release. It’s expected to enable a new class of users across the USAF to rapidly create, remix and share immersive VR training experiences.

The contract was awarded through AFVentures, the investment arm of the innovation branch of the U.S. Air Force called AFWERX. The contract is focused on VR software development to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Air Force.

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