Latvian National Armed Forces receives the first 18 Polaris tactical vehicles
- October 19, 2018
Latvia has received the first eighteen tactical vehicles manufactured by the U.S. company Polaris Government & Defense.
It is planned that, by the end of 2018, another 44 Polaris military tactical vehicles will be supplied. In total, Latvia will receive up to 130 Polaris military tactical vehicles, including the aforementioned “Sportsman Big Boss”, MRZR-2, MRZR-4 and MV850 for about 6.8 million euros.
The vehicles are specially designed for a wide range of uses, such as border patrol, rapid personnel deployment, command and control, and supply transport missions.
The new Polaris ultralight and all-terrain vehicles will be used mainly to ensure border security.
Within the framework of various military assistance programs, the United States has provided support to Latvia for more than 20 years, supplying important equipment such as communications equipment, night vision devices and vehicles to the development of the National Armed Forces.