18/05/2018 11:58

U.S. Army Purchases 20 MRZR-X Vehicles for Soldier Trials

Minneapolis and Albuquerque, N.M. (May 17, 2018) — Team Polaris and its advanced MRZR-X multi-mode vehicle platform have been selected by the U.S. Army to be one of the robotic systems used by infantry brigade combat teams for the next year of trials as part of the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program.

“The optionally-manned MRZR-X helps ease the transition from manned vehicles to unmanned because it maintains the functionality, drivability and multi-mission capability of a traditional MRZR,” said Patrick Zech, program manager, Polaris Government and Defense. “Providing the Army with the option for high speed operations or missions with a soldier driving behind a traditional steering wheel is an important part of our offering.”

As military forces worldwide look to lighten the warfighter’s load now and smartly network vehicles in the multi-domain battlefield in the coming years, the MRZR-X provides an evolving, robotics capable, multi-mission platform. In addition, the MRZR-X provides worldwide commonality with the MRZRs already in service in the U.S. and more than 30 allied nations.