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Polaris DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle

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DAGOR is a purpose-built, ultra-light combat vehicle designed and built by Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries, to meet the light-mobility needs of light ιɴғᴀɴтʀʏ and special oᴘᴇʀᴀтιoɴs ғoʀcᴇs.

DAGOR is a purpose-built, ultra-light combat vehicle designed and built by Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries, to meet the light-mobility needs of light ιɴғᴀɴтʀʏ and special oᴘᴇʀᴀтιoɴs ғoʀcᴇs.

The new combat vehicle can transport a maximum payload of more than 1,400kg or up to nine ιɴғᴀɴтʀʏmen in support of ᴇxᴘᴇᴅιтιoɴᴀʀʏ missions. It offers high mobility and higher speeds over rough terrains.

Polaris developed the DAGOR vehicle under a contract from elements of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and international Special Operations Forces (SOF) customers.

The combat vehicle completed and passed the government durability trails and is certified for air drop and internal air transport by CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, and sling load under UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters.

The Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) programme has been initiated as part of the US Army’s modernisation efforts to deliver its armed forces with a next-generation ιɴғᴀɴтʀʏ fighting vehicle.

The ultra-light vehicle is currently under production. It was launched at the 2014 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition held in Washington DC in October 2014.

DAGOR is larger than Polaris’ other combat vehicle line up including MRZR 4 and MRZR 2 ultra-light тᴀcтιcᴀʟ vehicles, RZR SW tactical vehicle, Sportsman MV 850 and Sportsman MV 850 LE light all-terrain vehicles, and тᴀcтιcᴀʟ Trailer.

Engine and mobility
The DAGOR combat vehicle is powered by a light weight, commercial off-the-shelf turbo diesel / JP8 engine located at the front section. The driveline system generates abundant power to provide superior off-road mobility in all terrain conditions. DAGOR is also installed with C4I auxiliary power terminal and trophy truck-inspired suspension.

The vehicle is equipped with an electronic power steering in the front section on the left side. It also incorporates intuitive control systems and common off-road driving techniques. The vehicle can be fitted with additional equipment and accessories based on customers’ needs. The power-pack will allow the vehicle to reach high speeds and ensures an efficient range of 805km with maximum gross vehicle weight, based on the mission needs.

The vehicle is sling loadable by CH-47 Chinook, CH-53 heavy-lift, and UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters. Up to two DAGORs can be carried internally by a CH-47 helicopter. The vehicle supports low velocity air drop (LVAD) method.

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