Polaris MRZR ordered by USMC
Polaris Defense will supply the US Marine Corps with 144 four-seat diesel MRZR vehicles under an order announced on 10 November.
The vehicles have been ordered as part of the utility task vehicle (UTV) programme, and will see MRZR-D4 provided to to each of the marines’ active-component infantry regiments.
The MRZR is an ultralight, off-road mobility vehicle designed for expeditionary forces. The flexible vehicle platform can be configured a number of ways to fulfil rapid personnel deployment, casualty evacuation and supply transport missions. It is certified for internal transport in MV-22 and CH-53 aircraft.
The contract, which also includes spare parts blocks in support of the vehicles, follows successful testing and integration exercises.
Joaquin Salas, business development manager, Polaris Defense, said: ‘We introduced the diesel MRZR earlier this year and the marines were among the first to purchase vehicles for test and evaluation.
‘The MRZRs off-road mobility, heavy fuel compatibility and internal transport certifications on vertical-lift aircraft make it a force multiplier for marine infantry units.’
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