Polaris MRZR vehicle deliveries
Polaris Defense has started delivering its MRZR off-road tactical vehicle under a contract awarded by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in July, the company announced on 24 August.
The sole-source, $83 million, five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract continues delivery order options on MRZR 4 and MRZR 2 vehicles as well as contractor logistics support (CLS) for spares, training and support as part of the light tactical all-terrain vehicle (LTATV) programme.
Under a blanket purchase agreement, Polaris Defense has been delivering MRZR vehicles to USSOCOM since 2013.
The MRZR is an ultra-light tactical vehicle and CV-22 internally transportable. It is a highly mobile off-road platform that can be configured in different ways to support expeditionary forces and meet mission needs for emerging threats while forward deployed.
Some common tactical features of the MRZR include large cargo boxes, fold-down rollover protective structures (ROPS), aircraft tie-downs, electronic power steering, standard winch, increased payload, IR light capability and blackout mode.
Rich Haddad, general manager, Polaris Defense, said: ‘We’ve been providing the MRZR for three years to USSOCOM and this contract reiterates that ultralight mobility is still a critical component of special operations forces missions.
‘These are extremely configurable platforms, providing operators the ability to quickly prepare for missions even in the most extreme terrain. MRZRs provide extreme mobility SOF can count on, that deploys in tactical air, providing maximum flexibility.
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