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SOFIC 18 – Rajuga Camouflage System by TYR Tactical

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

TYR Tactical has partnered with Israeli company Polaris Solutions to introduce the Rajuga concealment system to the US market.

Underneath this 3D, multispectral concealment net is a Polaris quad. The system is reversible, with different visual camoufiage patterns printed on either side of the Thermal Visual Concealment panel. The material also provides protection in the IR spectrum. Additionally, the TVC material offers sun, rain and wind protection and is bery lightweight at .7kg per sq m. It folds or rolls flat for transport and can be individually configured to mimic local terrain, offering a very effective 3D effect which sensors or observors can be concealed under.

It’s available in multiple configurations, including this sensor concealment.

Rajuga concealment systems are available to unit and agency customers from ADS Inc.

Polaris is 1st Off-Road OEM to offer Overseas US Troops Vehicles at The Exchange

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Minneapolis, March 26, 2018 – Polaris® has signed on exclusively with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Military AutoSource® to be the first and only off-road vehicle manufacturer to offer military members privileged pricing on vehicles purchased on overseas U.S. military bases. Orders of Polaris® vehicles are sent to the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice.

“We are thrilled to be adding Polaris® to the family of brands available through Military AutoSource,” said Ken Engberg, senior vice president of marketing, Military AutoSource®. “Polaris and their incredible products exemplify the passion, personal freedom and leadership that truly reflects our men and women in uniform. As always, Military AutoSource stands ready to enable our service members to make the most of their well-deserved downtime in pursuit of their own personal adventures on, and now off-road!”

Polaris® off-road vehicles will be available for purchase exclusively at overseas Exchanges later this Spring. Parts, garments and accessories can be ordered directly through the military member’s U.S. Polaris® dealer of choice. The full Polaris® off-road vehicle line up will be offered.
– The Polaris RANGER® is the industry’s best-selling utility side-by-side (SxS), known for its rugged off-road capability and smooth ride. Perfect for farms, hunting, or simply working.
– The Polaris RZR® is the best-selling recreational SxS, known for delivering the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. The RZR® is engineered for all off-road recreational riding with friends and family, including for trails, deserts, dunes, rocks, and mud.
– Polaris GENERAL® is the best-selling crossover utility vehicle (UTV) on the market. Polaris has expanded the Polaris GENERAL® line-up with more models to choose from including a military-inspired, limited-edition vehicle. The Polaris GENERAL® provides riders the best combination of recreational performance with RZR®-inspired suspension and power paired with a 600 pound dumping cargo box to get work done.
– The best-selling Polaris Sportsman® all-terrain vehicle offers legendary ride and handling for the toughest trails and tasks.
– Polaris ACE® continues to bring the revolutionary, single-seat experience to riders. The Polaris ACE® line has a standard roll over protection system and a full line for trail riders of all types.

More details are available online at Militaryautosource.com/Polaris.

“We harness our 60-plus year legacy of off-road leadership to proudly deliver ultralight military vehicles to our troops, and we’re extremely excited, especially as a U.S. founded and based company, to now offer our full line of off-road vehicles for their personal use through the Exchange,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager, Polaris Government and Defense. “With many current and former members of the Armed Services, Polaris knows the value of a great deal and wants to share our passion for riding with these heroes. Great people deserve great products and gear.”

This program is offered through Military AutoSource®. Eligible military personnel are those who are stationed or assigned to an overseas base for 30 consecutive days or more and have unlimited Exchange privileges. This includes U.S. government civilians, military personnel and civilian contractors. The purchase must be made while the eligible personnel is stationed overseas. See militaryautosource.com for more eligibility details. Once purchased, the Polaris® ORV will be delivered to their local U.S. dealership where it can be picked up by the purchaser, a friend or a family member. Accessories can also be purchased through the local dealer.

Next-Generation Polaris DAGOR Evolves with Mission Requirements

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Minneapolis, March 21, 2018 –  Polaris Government and Defense is evolving its squad-ready DAGOR® off-road vehicle with the introduction of the DAGOR® A1. The DAGOR® A1 provides improved performance and capabilities with better mobility and operator functionality for customers which already include U.S. Special Forces, the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), multiple European militaries and additional global forces.

“DAGOR® is deployed around the world. Its flexible and modular design allows it to fulfill a number of missions and evolve with threats,” said Mark McCormick, senior director, Polaris Government and Defense. “DAGOR® A1 is our answer to operators that are asking for more payload and mobility, with an increase of more than 20 percent in total carrying capacity. The DAGOR® A1 is ideally suited to provide enhanced tactical mobility as well as command and control for infantry forces at the squad, company level and higher.”

The DAGOR’s modularity continues to allow for missionization, including the Squad Carrier configuration, the Personnel Recovery Kit, or Canada’s Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) configuration. New missionization components include newly designed fuel or water can holders that can be placed in several locations quickly and easily with newly offered cargo box aircraft rails, RF antenna mounts and a tailgate that is aircraft rail compatible for a convenient and familiar storage options for the tailgate’s 500-pound (227 kilogram) capacity.

DAGOR® provides exceptional off-road mobility, payload and transportability – carrying up to nine warfighters and their gear, for a total payload of up to 4,000 pounds (1,814 kilograms) on the DAGOR® A1. An increased ride height – even at full payload – provides better obstacle clearance and improves off-road mobility. DAGOR® A1 maintains air-drop, sling-load and internal tactical air transportability on CH47 and CH53 helicopters from the original ultralight vehicle platform. And DAGOR® has successfully completed hot weather trials in the Gulf Region.

The DAGOR® A1 also incorporates durability and improved operator functionality. An in-dash power management screen provides in-cab access to vehicle component condition – like battery state of charge – to aid in communications and silent watch. Expanded lighting options and integrated wiring expands on the utility of the open-concept DAGOR®.

“Polaris is centered around delivering constant innovation to our customers as the competitive commercial market demands,” said McCormick. “Our military customers worldwide benefit from our innovative DNA and perfected large-scale processes to field the latest technology, because it allows us to constantly deliver the very latest in mobility to the warfighter.”

Polaris® is under contract to provide CANSOFCOM with the DAGOR® A1 with a specialty ULCV package. DAGOR® ULCV delivery began in 2017 and will be completed this year.

DAGOR® uses a readily available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) driveline, controls and components streamlining mechanic and operator training, like a diesel/JP8 COTS engine selected for its ideal combination of power, weight and size. DAGOR’s unique design allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment in support of combat operations. The open design of the cargo bed maximizes loading space, flexibility and access for mission-essential equipment. Polaris® provides sustainment for DAGOR® vehicles fielded, including parts through DLA and service through a global network of Field Service Reps (FSRs).

Team Polaris Unveils MRZR X

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018


MINNEAPOLIS and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (February 6, 2018) — Team Polaris is displaying its advanced MRZR® X multi-mode, connected vehicle platform for the first time this week at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems show. As military forces worldwide look to lighten the warfighter’s load now and smartly network vehicles in the multi-domain battlefield in the coming years, the MRZR X provides an evolving, robotics capable, multi-mission platform. In addition, the MRZR X provides worldwide commonality with the MRZRs already in service in the U.S. and more than 30 allied nations.

“The MRZR is the preferred platform among infantry units and Special Forces worldwide, which helps make its integration and the transition from manned to unmanned systems easier for the warfighter,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager of Polaris Government and Defense. “The MRZR X maintains the MRZR mission profile and payload our customers are accustomed to, plus it has additional robotic and networked capabilities to further support warfighters.”

The MRZR X provides warfighters with a modular support platform and various modes of operation: traditional operator driving and multiple levels of autonomy, including the capability for remote control, teleoperation, follow-me, leader-follower and full autonomy. This allows the MRZR X to enhance and evolve mobility in varying roles, such as robotic equipment mule, autonomous resupply, warfighter-driven squad carrier, logistics support vehicle, rescue missions and high-speed casualty evacuation. In the future, the connectivity of the MRZR X will provide the ability to act as a networked node in the multi-domain battlespace.

ARA has been producing Modular Robotic Applique Kits (M-RAKs) for more than 20 years, with a specialty in off-road robotics, further enhanced by the acquisition of Neya Systems. The advanced MRZR X fully integrates the autonomy systems and optimally places the sensors to safeguard the technology while keeping the physical and software architecture open so it can spiral in future technology. The vehicle drivetrain is powerful and reliable, allowing for longer missions, high speeds and silent drive when needed – all on the very familiar, sustainable and intuitive MRZR platform.

Polaris Industries Inc., Applied Research Associates Inc. (ARA) and Neya Systems LLC formally teamed in 2017. The Team Polaris MRZR® X evolves squad mobility with advanced unmanned systems technology from ARA and the pioneering and unsurpassed autonomous systems behavior of Neya Systems. Team Polaris has many pursuits – together and individually – with U.S. services, allied militaries and commercial programs.

Polaris Government and Defense Announces Recent Contracts with Latvia and Turkmenistan

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Polaris® Government and Defense Signs a Two-Year Agreement with Latvia


Minneapolis, January 24, 2018 –  Latvian National Armed Forces has entered a two-year agreement with Polaris Government and Defense for vehicles via the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program. The approximately US$500 thousand contract is for undisclosed quantities of the Polaris MRZR® 2 side-by-side vehicles, SPORTSMAN® 6×6 and MV850™ all-terrain vehicles. The contract also includes spare parts for the vehicles, as well as operator and maintenance training, which will be conducted in country by Polaris.

“Latvia’s contract for MRZR 2 and ATVs will greatly enhance the mobility of their fleet in the Baltics, positively impacting their tactical advantage and support efforts to reinforce Latvia borders,” stated Doug Malikowski, director of international business development, Polaris Government and Defense.

Over the years, Latvia has strengthened security on the border due to increased regional disputes. The Polaris ultralight and all-terrain vehicles will be used primarily for border security. Polaris military vehicles provide off-road mobility for expeditionary forces in the U.S. and more than 25 allied countries to meet current and future mission demands and threats. Polaris service ranges throughout the world, creating a high degree of interoperability and commonality among U.S. and allied forces, such as Latvia.

Polaris vehicles ensure flexibility and modularity to support the various ranging uses including: border patrol, rapid personnel deployment, command and control, casualty and evacuation and supply transport missions. The vehicles are proven, reliable, and easily maintained through the Polaris global network.

Turkmenistan Special Operation Forces Equipped with Polaris Vehicles


Minneapolis, January 24, 2018 – The Turkmenistan Special Operation Forces has awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to Polaris Government and Defense for military and commercial vehicles. The Polaris vehicles provide mobility options to their combat commanders to pose multiple dilemmas to the enemy.

“Polaris is looking forward to supporting the Government of Turkmenistan and their defense forces as they update their ground vehicle fleet with Polaris lightweight tactical vehicles,” said Doug Malikowski, director of international business development. “The vehicles we provide are highly transportable, off-road capable and are relied on for helping Special Forces navigate restrictive and complex environments.”

Polaris was also honored to have had its vehicles featured in the Turkmenistan Independence Day parade. Polaris Government and Defense has other military customers in Central Asia including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Philippines, and Malaysia.

With seating for up to nine, DAGOR™ comprises the optimal balance of rapid air transportability, payload capacity and advanced mobility. DAGOR gives an advantage back to dismounted warfighters, allowing formations to move faster, carry more and significantly reduce combat fatigue. And its weight and size allow it to be internally transportable on a variety of in-service aircraft, including CH-47 and C-130.

The Polaris MRZR® platform is flexible and modular to support uses ranging from rapid personnel deployment, to command and control, casualty evacuation to supply transport missions. MRZRs have redefined ultralight, off-road mobility for military vehicles and are mission critical for expeditionary forces in the U.S. and allied countries.

The MV850™ is loaded with features which make it as comfortable as it is powerful. Operators experience less fatigue because the MV850 provides the smoothest, most responsive power steering available in an all-terrain vehicle, variable assist for easier steering and active descent control and engine breaking system work together to monitor and control descent and deceleration. A powerful engine, two fuel tanks and 270 kg (600 lbs) of total rack capacity make it optimal for long distances.

Polaris vehicles are proven, affordable, reliable and easily maintained throughout the lifecycle with a commercial supply chain and the Polaris global network. to meet current and future mission demands and threats. And because the vehicles are in service throughout the world, there is a high degree of interoperability and commonality among U.S. and allied forces.

Polaris Launches Second Turbo Diesel MRZR in Same Year

Monday, February 20th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2017) — Polaris Government & Defense, a division of the global powersports leader Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), today announced the expansion of the MRZR® platform to now include a two-seat turbo diesel (MRZR-D2), less than one year from the launch of the first turbo diesel MRZR, a four-seat version. As part of a highly innovative commercial company, Polaris Government & Defense provides customers with the best technology and capabilities tailored to their needs – backed by robust, large-scale design, development, testing and production of those vehicles.


“In 2013 we introduced the MRZR, which led to a rapid fielding of a critical capability for Special Forces, and subsequently the selection of the MRZR as the platform for the SOCOM LTATV Program,” said Jed Leonard, director, Polaris Government & Defense. “The pursuit of innovation and capability improvement at Polaris continues. And with the launch of the two-seat variant, our customers have even greater flexibility for their missions and can choose between gas, diesel, and now two or four seats for their MRZRs.”


The MRZR-D2 complements the current platform line-up, which are all V-22 transportable and modular in design.
-MRZR 2: Gas, 2-4 seats, 1 litter mount, 1,000 lb payload
-MRZR 4: Gas, 4-6 seats, 2 litter mounts, 1,500 lb payload
-NEW MRZR-D2: Diesel, 2-4 seats, 1 litter mount, 1,000 lb payload, 80 percent more range than gas, more auxiliary power
-MRZR-D4: Diesel, 4-6 seats, 2 litter mounts, 1,500 lb payload, 80 percent more range than gas, more auxiliary power


The MRZR platform is flexible and modular to support uses ranging from rapid personnel deployment, to command and control, casualty evacuation to supply transport missions. The vehicles are proven, affordable, reliable and easily maintained throughout the lifecycle with a commercial supply chain and the Polaris global network. MRZRs have redefined ultralight, off-road mobility for military vehicles and are mission critical for expeditionary forces in the U.S. and allied countries to meet current and future mission demands and threats. And because MRZRs are in service throughout the world, there is a high degree of interoperability and commonality among U.S. and allied forces.



Polaris Defense Now Polaris Government & Defense

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (February 13, 2017) — Polaris Industries today announced the name change of its Polaris Defense business unit to Polaris Government & Defense effective immediately to better reflect the broader customer base that its vehicles, capabilities and technologies serve. This includes defense customers like U.S. and allied military forces, as well as government organizations including federal, state and local agencies, and non-profits.

“We are proud to serve this devoted and mission-focused group of customers who make a difference, whether it’s serving their country, their state, their counties or cities,” said John Olson, PhD, vice president and general manager of Polaris Government and Defense. “This name change highlights our enduring dedication to providing the most capable, reliable, affordable, adaptable, and accessible light mobility vehicles in the world through easy procurement and full lifecycle service and support to government and defense customers everywhere.”

Polaris Government & Defense offers a broad range of ultralight military vehicles, commercial utility vehicles, and advanced capabilities from Polaris or through several other mechanisms, including the General Services Administration (GSA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). An established network supports Polaris’ government and defense customers world-wide with vehicle training, service and maintenance. All Polaris vehicles use robust commercial off-the-shelf components for agile and responsive support, intuitive operations and easier maintenance worldwide.

“We are a unique vehicle supplier in that we harness our 60-plus year legacy of off-road leadership, rich heritage of innovation, and vast commercial enterprise resources, along with a team of dedicated government, defense, and technology experts and operators to deliver the products our customers need to get their missions done,” said Olson. “This winning combination of Polaris performance, procurement simplicity, premium service, training, support, and sustainment results in a best-value for government and defense customers.”

Polaris Government & Defense is a mission-focused, customer-centric division of Polaris Industries that develops and delivers vehicles, mobility solutions, capabilities, and technologies to meet the demanding needs of customers worldwide. This includes more than 25 allied militaries and every service in the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the National Park Service. Additionally, Polaris vehicle solutions help customers across the government execute their missions including Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement, firefighters, government prime Contractors and research institutions in support of U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, U.S. Antarctic Program, and other individuals across the spectrum of federal, state, and local government.

Polaris Government & Defense vehicles, technologies and services include:
MRZR™ – flexible militarized vehicle platform in gas or diesel that can be configured to fulfill rapid personnel deployment, casualty evacuation and supply transport missions with seating for up to six
DAGOR™ – military platform that expands upon the range, payload and off-road mobility of previous tactical light off-road vehicles carrying up to nine while still being helicopter transportable
RANGER® – versatile gas and diesel utility vehicles that can seat up to six, haul up to 1,250 lb. in the dumping cargo box, and can be customized with an extensive catalog of accessories, including fire skids, police and emergency lighting, full cabs, heaters, plows and tracks
BRUTUS® – dependable diesel utility vehicle with power take-off attachment options, seating for two, fully enclosed cab with heat and A/C options, and the ability to haul up to 1,250 lb. in the dumping cargo box and tow up to 2,000 lb.
MV 850 – single rider militarized all-terrain vehicle with rugged front and rear metal racks
GENERAL™ – side-by-side utility vehicle that seats up to four and hauls up to 600 lb. in the rear dump box
SPORTSMAN® – single seat all-terrain vehicle
ACE® – single-seat all-terrain vehicle with a rollover protection system
Primordial – Ground Guidance® software provides on- and off-road routing for mounted and dismounted soldiers, accounting for terrain, weather, enemy activity and equipment load
Training and Support – a practical and scalable approach to lifecycle vehicle service and support provides an extremely high level of support at a relatively low cost.