Polaris India Unveils DAGOR And MRZR4 For The First Time At Defexpo India 2016
DAGORT-Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road on display at Defexpo 2016
Goa, 29 March 2016
Polaris India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. the world leader in Off-Road and All-Terrain Vehicles, stole the show at the on-going 9th edition of the Defexpo India 2016 with its latest and acclaimed products – DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) and MRZR4. These vehicles have been exclusively brought to India for the first time. Polaris India also showcased its 6-wheeled drive Off-Roader, SPORTSMAN BIG BOSS 6X6 and RANGER 6X6 800 at the event, which is being held between 28th–31st March, 2016 at Goa.
The highlight of the expo has been the showcasing of DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) and MRZR for the first time in India. Polaris India has developed the DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) vehicle under a contract from elements of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) customers.
Polaris MRZRT4 at Defexpo 2016
Speaking on Polaris India’s participation in the Defexpo India 2016, Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director, Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. said: “We are proud to showcase our impressive portfolio of defense vehicles designed to support the tactical manoeuvre of combat operations. Participating in the Defexpo 2016 is an invaluable experience for us as it gives us an opportunity to exhibit the unrelenting power of Polaris vehicles to the defense fraternity.
Both DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) and MRZR4 are being displayed for the first time in India. Ergonomically designed with unbeatable combat efficiency, these vehicles are a force multiplier in the true sense of the word, providing its operator instant preparedness for missions even in the most extreme terrain.”
POLARIS RANGER 6X6 800_1
Displayed for the first time in India, the DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) has world-class capability in extreme off-road terrain at full payload. Its unique design allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment in support of combat operations. The vehicle uses a readily available Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) driveline, controls and components streamlining mechanic and operator training.
The MRZR4 is highly mobile, configurable for a variety of applications, air transportable and has been combat-proven and purchased by U.S. and allied forces throughout the world. MRZR4 provides extreme mobility that defense forces can count on, for tactical deployment giving maximum flexibility.
POLARIS RANGER 6X6 800
Both DAGOR (Deployable Advance Ground Off-Road) and MRZR4 are already in use by U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Allied Special Forces.
Polaris India also showcased two more products, SPORTSMAN BIG BOSS 6X6 and RANGER 6X6 800 at the Defexpo India 2016. Sportsman Big Boss 6×6 features a rare 6×6 drive system, powering all 6 of its wheels to help it handle the toughest jobs and terrain. The RANGER 6X6 800 has a big-bore 800 twin-cylinder engine featuring EFI for fast, reliable starting in any temperature, plus automatic adjustments for altitude.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.