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About Polaris Government & Defense

Polaris Government & Defense is a trusted partner of government organizations, the U.S. Military, and our allies around the world. We have a proven history of delivering the most complete, most capable, most versatile lineup of utility, transport, and tactical vehicles for use in government and defense applications.


Why Partner with Polaris Government & Defense?

World Class Mobility
World-Class Mobility

We offer the most complete, most capable, most versatile lineup of utility, transport, and tactical vehicles for use in a variety of government and defense applications.

Easy to sustain
Easy to Sustain

Our highly mobile, reliable vehicles are not only easy to operate but they are easy to maintain with commercial parts and easy to sustain with support from the Polaris network, which provides training, service and maintenance without the costly overhead often associated with localized support.

Easy to buy
Easy to Buy

These vehicles and parts are made easy for governments and militaries to purchase through multiple convenient contracting channels.

A U.S. Company

Polaris Government & Defense vehicles are designed, engineered, and assembled in the American Midwest, ensuring that we deliver the highest quality vehicles to our trusted partners around the world.


1980s-1990s: A New Era
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, the United States military’s rising demand for Polaris off-road vehicles leads to Polaris being the first ATV OEM to produce militarized vehicles for SOCOM and the United States Army.
2005: Fielded and Founded
The extensive success of Polaris vehicles in theater leads to the official founding of Polaris Government & Defense in 2005, as a way for our company to better serve the needs of our nation’s government and armed forces.
2005-2008: Establishing Our Presence
Polaris Government & Defense steadily develops a range of vehicles to serve the U.S. and allied forces, including the MVRS, MV700, and RZR-SW, to meet the increasing demand for light off-road mobility platforms.
2011-2012: Setting the Standard
Polaris Government & Defense launches the next generation of ATV and LT-ATV's to meet the demanding needs of U.S. and international special operations, expeditionary, and light infantry forces. Polaris is awarded several contracts from the U.S. and other allied governments for the MRZR (LT-ATV) and MV850 (ATV) vehicles.
2014-2015: Redefining Mobility
The DAGOR ultra-light combat vehicle is designed and debuted by Polaris Government & Defense to fill a gap in the light mobility portfolio for forces worldwide. The vehicle began production and distribution to U.S. forces soon after, and was awarded its first international contract to an allied government in 2015.
2016: Ongoing Innovation
In the spring of 2016 Polaris Government & Defense announced the addition of the MRZR Turbo Diesel to its lineup. Designed to match the performance of the original MRZR vehicles, the Turbo Diesel includes several tactical adjustments as well as increased auxiliary power and range.
2017: New Name, Same Dedication
Polaris has always been dedicated to delivering off-road mobility to the DoD as well as federal, state, and local agencies. In 2017, Polaris Defense was re-named to Polaris Government & Defense to more appropriately represent the customers we proudly serve.