Polaris delivers military Ranger to Army

Nov. 26, 2007 at 12:02 PM
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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Polaris Industries Inc. announced the first delivery of a new military version of its trademarked Ranger utility vehicle to the U.S. Army.

Polaris, an all-terrain vehicle manufacturer, made the delivery of its new MVRS800 ultra light tactical vehicle to the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky. The MVRS is designed specifically for military applications including rugged terrain and harsh environments.

"Polaris continues to assess the needs of the armed forces to provide them with vehicles that offer capability that can meet a wide variety of needs," Mark McCormick, Polaris Defense managing director, said in a statement.

"The MVRS is based on our popular line of Ranger side by side vehicles known for their toughness and smooth riding capability. Basing the MVRS on the RANGER platform ensures a cost effective Ultra Light Tactical Vehicle that can conquer the toughest military demands."

Company officials say MVRS is designed with a "steel exoskeleton, high-capacity fuel tank, run flat tires and completely sealed power train which can ford up to 30 inches of water," the release said.

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