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Polaris to provide National Guard utility vehicles

October 22, 2010
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Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries, has been notified by the National Guard Bureau, Washington D.C., that is has been selected for a contract awarded 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,” said Polaris CEO 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 6×6 800 side-by-side vehicles, as well as accessories and training. The competitively awarded contract has a ceiling value of $67 million 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 more than 270 full-time and seasonal jobs to meet the increase in consumer demand.

“Polaris Defense is dedicated to providing quality vehicles that can perform to the high standards of the U.S. Military,” said 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.”

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