Latvia orders U.S. Polaris ATVs in "approximately $500,000 contract"

Latvia's armed forces have ordered a variety of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) from specialist U.S. manufacturer Polaris, the company announced January 24 in a press release datelined from its Minneapolis headquarters.

"Latvian National Armed Forces has entered a two-year agreement with Polaris Government and Defense for vehicles via the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program. The approximately US$500 thousand contract is for undisclosed quantities of the Polaris MRZR 2 side-by-side vehicles, SPORTSMAN 6×6 and MV850 all-terrain vehicles. The contract also includes spare parts for the vehicles, as well as operator and maintenance training, which will be conducted in country by Polaris," the release said.

“Latvia’s contract for MRZR 2 and ATVs will greatly enhance the mobility of their fleet in the Baltics, positively impacting their tactical advantage and support efforts to reinforce Latvia borders,” said Doug Malikowski, director of international business development at Polaris Government and Defense.

"Over the years, Latvia has strengthened security on the border due to increased regional disputes," the release added saying the the Polaris ultralight and all-terrain vehicles will be used primarily for border security.

It was later confirmed that 62 vehicles will be purchased.

Polaris military vehicles are currently used by more than 25 countries.

 

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