Polaris Offers Dagor Vehicle for US Army’s ULCV Program

In May 2015, Polaris Defense, a pision of Polaris Industries, offered its Dagor Vehicle in response to the US Army's request for information regarding the ultra-light combat vehicle (ULCV) program. The goal of the ULCV program is to develop an air-droppable light off-road truck that will improve the mobility of light infantry brigades during joint forcible entry missions. The Dagor, which was launched at the 2014 AUSA Meeting and Exposition in Washington, is a purpose-built vehicle designed with trophy truck-inspired suspension, and can carry 3,250 pounds of payload or a nine-man infantry squad at a higher rate of speed over terrain usually travelled on foot.

This special vehicle has been manufactured under contracts with the US Special Operations Command and international Special Operations Force customers.Polaris Defense General Manager Rich Haddad is excited that his vehicle will be utilized by the Army. He said in a statement: "Our tested and proven Dagor vehicle is in the hands of US and allied Special Forces and the feedback has been extremely positive. It was designed for requirements very similar to what we are seeing materialize for the ULCV, and as a result Dagor already represents the optimum balance of payload, off-road mobility and tactical air transportability.

The Dagor weighs less than 4,500 pounds and is designed to fill a mobility gap for light infantry and special operations forces. It also features commercial off-the-shelf driveline software, controls and components, and a unique design that facilitates ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment. The open design cab configuration of the vehicle accommodates up to nine troops including a roof gunner. Four personnel are seated in the cabin, while five occupants are seated on additional seats at the rear. The gunner is accommodated in a sling seat attached to the roof of the vehicle. Polaris Corporation announced at the beginning of this year that they will be opening a new 600,000-square-foot facility in Huntsville, Alabama that will employ at least 1,700 workers. Construction on the new manufacturing plant is set to begin early this year and the facility should be open by spring of 2016.

The plant will support several core processes including, vehicle assembly, chassis and body painting, welding, fabrication and injection molding. Based in Medina, Minnesota, Polaris Industries is an American manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles. The company also manufactures motorcycles through its Victory Motorcycles subsidiary and through the Indian Motorcycle subsidiary which it purchased in April 2011. ASAP NSN Parts is a pision of ASAP Semiconductor serving the aviation and aerospace industry. We are a provider of aircraft parts and ground support equipment for commercial and military aerospace and aviation applications. We are continually striving to serve our customers with on-time delivery of all of their requirements especially for long lead time, hard-to-find, and obsolete parts. Our goal is provide airlines, repair stations, and original equipment manufacturers with streamlined purchasing solutions. There are over 10 million part numbers in our part number search, which ensures we can meet your part needs. Prospective customers can browse our wide array of Polaris Industries parts ranging from cylinder assemblies, control levers, spring washers and more at www.asap-nsnparts.us. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-nsnparts.us Or call toll free at 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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