Polaris Defense has announced that the National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will purchase a fleet of Polaris Ranger 800 Crew side-by-sides.

The $2.4 million purchase will be used to support the critical role the Army National Guard has to conduct missions abroad and at home including disaster relief.

“The National Guard’s state-side mission to protect the homeland and respond to disasters fits Polaris vehicles extremely well,” says Mark McCormick, managing director of Polaris Defense. “Our all wheel drive, multi-passenger, off-road vehicles provide a cost-effective capability well-suited for the demands of the National Guard. This is a big win for Polaris and our defense business. As an American company, we are committed to providing quality vehicles to the U.S. Military and this contract is a great example of our commitment to that goal.”

Polaris defense won the contract in a full and open competition conducted by the National Guard Bureau. The 2010 Ranger 800 Crew features an exclusive adjustable Dual A-Arm front suspension in addition to its independent rear suspension. The new suspension allows for superior ground clearance for a vehicle of this type and an improved ride when carrying heavier loads and using accessories for work applications. The Ranger Crew also offers anti-kickback steering, high payload and towing, ease of attaching accessories and capability to carry six people.

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