US Marine Corps Awards Contract For 100+ Additional Polaris MRZR D Utility Task Vehicles
Announced a day before Modern Day Marine 2017 at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA/USA, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) ordered additional diesel MRZR (MRZR D) Utility Task Vehicles (UTV) from Polaris Government and Defense to enhance USMC operational capabilities, following the successful delivery and fielding of MRZR UTVs to USMC infantry regiments earlier this year. Delivery of the more than 100 vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
“MRZR Ds support requirements in the Marine Corps for an internally transportable vehicle that is highly mobile and modular,” Joaquin Salas, Manager, Polaris Government and Defense, explained. “Marines can quickly configure the lightweight and open-concept MRZR D depending on the required mission.”
The innovative nature and commercial expertise at Polaris translates to affordable military vehicles that provide great mobility and advanced off-road technology. The MRZR D is a highly capable, low-cost mobility solution for the USMC that lightens the load and improves agility across the force. It is readily available to individual units and other services for purchase on GSA and other contracting mechanisms. “The two- and four-seat MRZR Ds can be quickly internally transported by V-22 and larger helicopters, allowing the vehicles to support marine forces in almost any location. It is a significant advantage to have that mobility and support at the most tactical level,” added Salas.