Minneapolis, MN (February 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 MRZRas 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.
The MRZR-D2 is an off-road mobility vehicle for use in rugged terrain, and is air-transportable in the CH-47 Chinook, CH-53 Stallion, MV-22 Osprey, and C-130 Hercules.
The MRZR family was originally launched in 2013 with two- and four-seat gas-powered platforms. Polaris in May 2016 then launched MRZR-D4 with a four-stroke Kohler diesel engine capable of running on diesel and JP8 fuel. A larger internal fuel tank, improved auxiliary power supply, sightlines, and ergonomics, gives the vehicle the increased range over its predecessor, Polaris said.
The integrated alternator provides additional auxiliary power supply in addition to powering the vehicle’s main operating system.
The new MRZR™ D2 maintains the same MRZR™ modular rear cargo bed space, capability and compatility with MRZR™ accessories with the addition of tool-less access to the engine compartment.
About Polaris Government & Defense
Polaris Government & Defense vehicles are forged from more than 60 years of off-road innovation and leadership. The commercial prowess and innovative culture of Polaris Industries are leveraged to deliver unique value to government entities and military forces worldwide. This dedicated division provides highly capable, simple to use, and affordable mobility platforms and vehicles that are readily available through easy procurement channels and supported through lifecycle training, service and maintenance from Polaris – the original equipment manufacturer.
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