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Polaris adds remote weapon station to MRZR Alpha light vehicle

28th June 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The MRZR Alpha on display at Modern Day Marine featured a Kongsberg Protector remote weapon station. (Photo: author)

Polaris displayed an MRZR Alpha vehicle fitted with a Kongsberg Protector RS2 remote weapon station (RWS) at the Modern Day Marine (MDM) expo in Washington DC.

A Polaris executive explained to Shephard at MDM that the concept vehicle is meant to demonstrate that the Alpha can serve as a ‘base platform’ to which a customer can add components to expand its capabilities.

Options include equipping it as a mobile C2 centre, with UAV and counter-UAV systems, or as a reconnaissance vehicle with an RWS such as the Protector RS2. 

‘In the case of the US Marines, the Polaris MRZR D and now MRZR Alpha serve as platforms for the service’s mobile counter-UAS system, the Light-Marine Air Defense Integrated System (L-MADIS),’ Polaris explained.

The representative noted that if there is

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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