As you may know, we here at Side By Side Stuff LOVE our military. We get excited when new machines come out that help our guys and girls be even more kick ass!
We found out that Polaris Industries is getting ready to introduce a new military combat vehicle at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13-15.
Polaris Defense will be showcasing its DAGOR vehicle, which has been through design and testing for the last two years, and is now under contract and in production.
“The DAGOR was engineered to meet a very demanding set of light-mobility needs for our customer,” Polaris Defense’s Advanced Mobility Platforms manager Jed Leonard says in a press release. “It provides the optimal balance of rapid air transportability, payload and advanced mobility. The design offers our customers a modular, light-weight platform to support a variety of expeditionary missions.”
The DAGOR weighs less than 4,500 pounds, and is designed to move a 3,250-pound payload or a nine-man infantry unit quickly over areas usually traveled on foot for critical missions. We think the soundtrack for it should be Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’”. Just a thought.
The rig was designed to be light and small enough to easily transport underneath a UH-60 Black Hawk or in a CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter, and has been certified for parachute air drops, the company says. They didn’t say whether there would be people in it when they dropped. (Haha)
The Wall Street Journal says the price of the DAGOR is $149,000 per unit (pocket change, right?), and has been purchased for use in the Asia-Pacific region.