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UPDATED: Romania orders Polaris DAGOR special operations vehicles

12th July 2023 - 16:00 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


The Polaris DAGOR can be fitted with various weapons, such as a .50cal heavy machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. (Photo: Polaris)

Polaris has been awarded a contract to provide 50 of its DAGOR ultralight tactical vehicles to Romania, joining other NATO countries such as Canada, the UK and US as operators.

Romania has ordered 50 Deployable Advanced Ground Off-Road (DAGOR) special operations ultralight tactical vehicles under a contract worth more than $10 million. The deal includes upfit and spare parts as well as operator and maintenance training, which will be conducted in-country by company field service representatives.

A company official said: 'Initial vehicle deliveries should take place in 2023 so training [and other aspects] can commence ahead of the larger vehicle delivery taking place by the end of 2024'. Romania already operates Polaris MRZR D4.

The DAGOR is designed to provide off-road mobility and load carriage – soldiers and their gear, for a total

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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