Polaris Unveils New Lightweight Tactical Car MRZR Alpha
Defense company Polaris announced that it would showcase the new MRZR Alpha, the latest model in its line of lightweight military tactical vehicles, for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London.
Polaris describes the new MRZR Alpha as “The highest performing MRZR ever developed.” The system can support the off-road requirements of the US Special Operations Command Marine Corps and will have a longer projected lifespan than previous MRZR models.
The Alpha also boasts increased performance, payload, and better capabilities in maintaining internal and tactical air transportability.
MRZR Alpha Specs and Details
The new MRZR Alpha has a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs (680 kgs), which is the typical average capacity for an MRZR vehicle. The Alpha comes in two variants — a two-seater and a four-seater.
The two-seater Alpha has a payload capacity of up to 1,400 lbs (635 kgs), while the four-seater has a capacity of 2,000 lbs (907 kgs).
Both variants have a range of up to 225 miles (362 km). In addition, the Alpha is compatible with military fuels such as the DF1, DF2, JP8, and F2 variants.
The Alpha boasts a top speed of over 60 mph (96 kph), with a ground clearance at full Gross Vehicle Weight of 12 inches (30.48 cm) and 32-inch (81.28 cm) high mobility run-flat tires with bead-lock rims.