Canadian Public Works and Procurement Canada (PWPC) recently awarded a $15.5 million (USD) contract to Polaris to supply the Canadian military with DAGOR ultralight combat vehicles.
“Ultralight ground mobility is at the forefront of many military’s needs – especially the Canadian Special Forces, which can deploy on extremely short notice for counter-terrorism operations and other time-sensitive Special Operation Forces missions,” the company said in a release announcing the contract.
The 4,500-pound DAGOR was originally developed with the help of Roush Industries. It’s a 4,500-pound diesel engine designed to be light enough to be hauled by a helicopter and sturdy enough to handle military conditions in harsh environments.
“With seating up to nine, DAGOR comprises the optimal balance of rapid air transportability, payload capacity and advanced mobility,” read the release.