Polaris Donates Vehicles for Tornado Relief Effort

It’s hard to think of a better use for Polaris’ new non-pneumatic tires (NPT) than on a vehicle helping with disaster relief. That’s exactly what Polaris is doing, having donated a pair of Ranger 800 full-size UTVs equipped with the all-but indestructible tires for the tornado disaster relief effort in Washington, Ill.

The units will be donated to Team Rubicon, a non-profit disaster relief organization that unites the skills of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams worldwide.

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Polaris Defense Showcasing New Military Technologies

Polaris Defense is showcasing two advanced vehicle technologies, designed to address the U.S. military’s need for increased vehicle survivability, at the AUSA 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition: a lightweight, advanced armor solution and non-pneumatic tires (NPT). The technologies are on display in Polaris Defense booth #3913 through Wednesday at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

“We take our role as a defense provider very seriously and as a result have identified two critical survivability challenges, invested in the development of effective countermeasures and are delivering them to the customer,” says Richard Haddad, Polaris Defense general manager. “We can meet the military’s need for cost-effective, robust solutions by providing lightweight, advanced armor technology and non-pneumatic tires that will help increase the survivability and prolong the life of the U.S. Military’s expansive tactical wheeled vehicle fleet.”

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