Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries (Booth 3310), will introduce a high-performance MRZR turbodiesel (MRZR-D) to its MRZR off-road vehicle line-up for the first time outside the US here at CANSEC.
MRZRs have redefined ultralight, off-road mobility for military vehicles and are mission critical for expeditionary forces in the US and more than 20 allied countries to meet mission demands and threats while forward deployed.
MRZR vehicles can be transported in a V-22 Osprey helicopter and can be configured a number of ways, including for two, four and six persons. The turbocharged diesel engine in the new MRZR-D has been engineered to meet the performance and physical specs of the original MRZR vehicles. While many key features remain the same, Polaris incorporated feedback from the field in the new product, including updated occupant seating space, ergonomics and sight lines. The MRZR-D also provides increased auxiliary power and greater range.
“The new turbodiesel powertrain is significant in reducing the logistics burden for select US services and many foreign militaries that have strict requirements for diesel fuel,” said Jed Leonard, senior manager, Polaris Defense. “And as importantly for our military customers, we’ve engineered this diesel powertrain to meet the same mission requirements and extreme o -road performance that Polaris and the MRZR are trusted for in peacetime, security operations, and conventional military missions.”
Production continues for the original gas powertrain MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 under the Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle programme for United States Special Operations Command and other international contracts.
Orders for the four-seat turbocharged MRZR-D are being accepted now, with production and deliveries also commencing this year.