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Polaris Defense DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV): Air-Droppable/Transportable Weaponized Fast All-Terrain/Off-Road Fast-Attack Vehicle for Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

July 10, 2015
Last updated on 7/14/15.

DefenseReview (DR) recently got to view and sit inside the Polaris Defense DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) at NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), and we liked what we saw. The DAGOR ULCV is a lightweight, compact air-droppable/transportable fast-attack vehicle that can carry up to nine (9) assaulters/operators at up to 70+ MPH (or a terrain-determined cruising speed that’s a bit less), and that can be armed/weaponized with weapons like the Dillon Aero M134D, M134D-T (Titanium) or M134D-H (Hybrid) Gatling Gun/Mini Gun, or any other crew-served weapons withing the requisite size and weight specs in the turret, according to the vehicle’s mission profile.

Basically, the DAGOR ULCV is a dune-buggy-type mini off-road powerhouse designed specifically for high-speed/low-drag SOF personnel and missions, enabling a SOF unit to air-drop some distance from the target with their vehicle, and infil and exfil said target very quickly in fast-attack mode with a minimal vehicular footprint.

The following information comes directly from the Polaris Defense website:

“DAGOR
Comes with:
– World Class Off-road Mobility
– 3,250 Lbs of Accessible Payload Capacity
– Air Transportable – Sling load, Air Drop, Internal
ENGINE: TURBO DIESEL/JP8 ENGINE
VCW: 4,500 LBS / 2,041 KG
GVW: 7,750 LBS / 3,515 KGS
PAYLOAD: 3,250 LBS / 1,474 KGS (MAINTAINS FULL PERFORMANCE)
RANGE: 500 MI / 805 KM @ GVW (DEPENDENT ON MISSION PROFILE)
L/W/H: 178/74/72.5 IN / 452/188/184 CM
(NO VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS NECESSARY)
INTERNAL ROTARY WING
TRANSPORTABLE: H-47 (UP TO 2), H-53
SLING LOADABLE: YES – H-47, H-53, UH60
AIR DROP: LVAD/DRAS
OPERATORS: UP TO 9, 4 PASSENGERS PLUS GUNNER (9 WITH ADDITIONAL SEATING)
WEAPONS: – CONFIGURED TO ACCOMMODATE UP TO 48 IN WEAPONS RING
– MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PINTLE MOUNTS
C4I AUXILIARY POWER: 24V AUXILIARY POWER TERMINAL PROVIDED”

Polaris Defense DAGOR Data Sheet (PDF Format)

Company Contact Info:

Polaris Industries Inc.
2100 Hwy 55 Medina, MN 55340
Phone: 866-468-7783
Email: information@polarisdefense.com
Website: http://www.polarisdefense.com

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