The US Marine Corps (USMC) has ordered 104 more diesel-powered MRZR-D Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) from Polaris Government and Defense, the company announced on 18 September.
In November 2015 the USMC ordered 144 MRZR-Ds and that order “reached full operation capability within six months of contract award”, a Polaris Government and Defense spokesperson told Jane’s .
The spokesperson said vehicles from this latest contract “will all be delivered by the end of the calendar year”.
The standard MRZR-D4 accommodates 4–6 seats and 2 litter mounts. It is powered by a four-stroke Kohler diesel engine that is also capable of running on JP8; according to the company, the diesel-powered vehicle provides about 80% more range than the gasoline-powered variant.
Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options: ihs.com/contact