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First Time: Polaris DAGOR On Display At DSEI

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Polaris Defense - DAGOR 2014 TESTING 2

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2015) — Polaris Defense and Polaris Britain Ltd., divisions of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), are displaying a full line up of highly mobile, tactical air transportable vehicles at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) show Sept. 15-18 in London. Polaris will be showing its newest production vehicle, DAGOR, along with the well-established MRZR and MV850 vehicle platforms. These vehicles are in service worldwide in more than 20 countries, which streamlines service and support and provides a high degree of interoperability and commonality among allied forces.

“Polaris Defense and Polaris Britain Ltd. bring game-changing resources in off-road mobility as part of a larger, commercial company,” said Doug Malikowski, Director, International Business, Polaris Defense. “DAGOR is here at DSEI to help demonstrate how well Polaris understands ultra-light mobility needs for armed forces around the world.”

DAGOR was specifically designed for light infantry, expeditionary and special operations forces. It is easily transported by tactical air, carries enough payload to be mission effective and carries full payload (1,474 kg) in extreme off-road terrain. DAGOR meets those requirements in a robust and modular off-road vehicle platform that can be configured to carry up to nine soldiers with full kit. By traversing more concealed and unpredictable routes over terrain usually traveled on foot, DAGOR allows Warfighters to move quickly to the objective with mission-critical equipment. DAGOR is supported with a COTS supply chain, anywhere in the world, making it easy to use and easy to maintain, even when deployed.

The vehicle curb weight is less than 2,041 kg (4,500 lbs) to maximize tactical aircraft operational range. The width of DAGOR facilitates rapid loading into the CH-47 platform – without modification – and the weight allows it to be sling loaded under the UH-60 and NATO helicopters with similar lift capabilities. The vehicle has completed certification testing for CH-47 Internal Air Transport (IAT), air drop and UH-60 Sling Load. DAGOR is currently under contract with U.S. and allied Special Forces.

The MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 are highly mobile off-road platforms that are internally transportable in a variety of U.S. and allied military aircraft and can be configured a number of ways to help expeditionary forces meet mission requirements for emerging threats, while forward deployed. Some common tactical features of these off-road platforms include increased payload, standard winch, electronic power steering, aircraft tie-downs, fold down rollover protective structures (ROPS), large cargo boxes, IR light capability and blackout mode.

Polaris provides a wealth of engineering, production and sustainability resources that come with being a recognized leader in the off-road vehicle industry. Polaris maintains a robust global network of dealers, distributors, and subsidiaries, providing dedicated full life-cycle support for these vehicles throughout the world. And with a proven and well-established defense team, the company works closely with military customers to gain a thorough understanding of their off-road mobility needs.


DSEi – Polaris Defense

Friday, September 13th, 2013


With a top speed of 52 MPH, the Polaris Defense Sportsman MV 850 features a 850cc, 77 hp engine that runs on Mogas from a 11.75 gallon tank. It also integrates electronic power steering and military blackout drive.


So far, Polaris hasn’t offered the Terrainarmor Non-Pneumatic Tires for use with other vehicles or for commercial sale because they were are engineered specifically for this vehicle. They will sustain the vehicle for over 5,000 miles with a full combat load, over 1,000 miles with a railroad spike driven into them, over 1,000 miles after being shot by a 5.56mm or 7.62x39mm round and over 350 miles after being shot by a .50 round.


The rear rack will accommodate 400 lbs and the front rack at 200 lbs with a total vehicle load capacity of 850 lbs. The Sportsman MV 850 has a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.



DSEi – UK Trade & Investment Defence and Security Organisation

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The MoD posts members over to UK Trade & Investment to provide the defense industry with SMEs and support for foreign sales. They are displaying a wide variety of products at DSEi that are examples of the work conducted by this team of service members but one seems a great fit for SSD.


This Technology Demonstrator Program for Low Burden CBRN Protective Combat Clothing ensemble was developed by Bluecher consists of a separate hood, UBACS, Combat Trousers and Boots. It is compatible with the new General Service Respirator from Scott (not shown). The garment can be worn for 6 months while retaining CBRN protective characteristics in addition to FR.

DSEi – Victorinox

Friday, September 13th, 2013


Victorinox has been supplying issue pocket knives to the Swiss Army since 1891. This is the currently issued model which has been around since 2008 and is only the third model developed for the Swiss Army. Below you can see the precious two models. The 2008 edition features a main blade, saw, can opener with integrated screwdriver blade, bottle opener with integrated screwdriver blade, awl, Philips screwdriver and lanyard ring.



DSEi – Hot Shots Calendar

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Today we had Lucy Pinder and Kelly a hall on hand to sign 2014 Hot Shots Calendars.


They are located in the Edgar Brothers booth # S4 240.

DSEi – Sako

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
    This TRG M10 is sporting a new scope mount developed by Spuhr AB for Sako.


DSEi – Wilcox Industries

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Weapon Video Display from Wilcox is a component of the DUES system Dynamic Universal Engagement System consisting of a Day Optic, a Camera, WVS, Thermal Sight (not shown) and mounting solution. You can easily switch between day and thermal inputs and it essentially turns your thermal sight into a reflex sight.


Designed for use with crew served weapons, it allows you to remote your sights so you can engage targets even from under cover. Additionally, the WVS stabilizes the image even under full auto fire on a M2. The camera can be swung out of the way in the event you want to use the day optic directly.


Wilcox has been manufacturing weapon displays for 8 years and this product is a technology transition from a TSWG program. Over the years they have upgraded the device by improving the daytime use of the backlit screen and integrating multiple reticals. Additionally, there is a bore sight function that allows you to quickly slave the WVS to the actual weapon sight.


DSEi – Trijicon

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Variable Combat Optical Gunsight from Trijicon unveiled earlier this year will be shipping soon.


It’s a first focal plane optic with two different BDC reticles available. One is a horseshoe dot and the other is a segmented circle. There are currently three different BDCs; 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .300 Blackout. The VCOG relies on a single AA battery offering 700 hours of continuous use on settings 4-6. It’s built to Mil Spec and guarantees 4″ of eye relief regardless of magnification.

Finally, the VCOG offers a unique feature. The Integrated Mounting Adapter is compatible with not only their ACOG mounts but many other commercially available models as well.