Polaris inks contract with National Guard

Polaris to produce ultra-light utility vehicles

Story by Staff, Oct. 19, 2010
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Polaris Defense has been selected for a contract award to provide Ultra-Light Utility Vehicles to the Army National Guard.

“We are excited to have our Polaris Ranger utility vehicles selected by the National Guard to help with their homeland security and disaster relief missions” says Polaris Chief Executive Officer, Scott Wine. “We are proud that Polaris can provide a cost-effective and highly capable, all-terrain vehicle that can handle the critical missions faced by the National Guard.”

The five-year contract includes the Polaris Ranger Crew 800 and Polaris Ranger 6x6 800 side-by-side vehicles, as well as accessories and training. The competitively awarded contract has a ceiling value of $67 million dollars over the contract period. Polaris intends to build the Ultra-Light Utility Vehicles for this contract, at its Spirit Lake, Iowa facility, which has recently added over 270 full-time and seasonal jobs to meet the increase in consumer demand.

The Polaris Ranger 800 6x6 is one of the vehicles Polaris will be providing the Army National Guard.

“Polaris Defense is dedicated to providing quality vehicles that can perform to the high standards of the U.S. Military,” says Mark McCormick, managing director of Polaris Defense. “This award underscores what our Company can do in supplying great products, accessories and support to an outstanding customer like the National Guard.”