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Polaris to deliver new light tactical vehicles to USSOCOM

Polaris MRZR
Illustration: U.S. Marines assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, prepare to load a Polaris MRZR on to an AAV-7A1 during a field exercise

Tactical vehicle manufacturer Polaris has secured a contract to deliver its Polaris MRZR Alpha light tactical vehicle to US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

Polaris received the seven-year contract, worth up to $109 million, on May 29.

The MRZR Alpha will be assembled in Roseau, Minn., one of Polaris’ manufacturing plants and R&D centers. The Alpha is Polaris’ 11th military vehicle produced in 12 years. Its light weight and off-road capabilities make it ideal for transport via helicopter and operation in terrain that would otherwise be traversed on foot.

“Polaris has had the privilege of providing vehicles to USSOCOM since 2005 and we take a great deal of pride in delivering and supporting the current LTATV,” said Jed Leonard, vice president, Polaris Government and Defense. “The Polaris MRZR Alpha supports USSOCOM’s requirements for durability, performance, payload profile and internal air transportability.”

The MRZR Alpha is enhanced by improved exportable power and increased payload. Since the introduction of the MRZR platform in 2012, it has been outfitted with counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), weapons and high-energy laser systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, expeditionary command and control systems, autonomy packages, litters for medical and casualty evacuation and communication equipment.