MoD István Simicskó hands over twelve newly acquired Polaris MRZR-4 ultralight tactical vehicles to the Bertalan Árpád Special Forces Brigade

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Minister of Defense István Simicskó and Chief of Defense of Staff Tibor Benkő, handed over twelve newly acqured Polaris MRZR-4 ultralight tactical vehicles at József Kiss helicopter base in Szolnok to the Bertalan Árpád Special Forces Brigade. Photos: MTI

The Polaris MRZR 4 is a larger 4-seater version of the previous MRZR 2. This ultralight all-terrain vehicle proved to be highly successful. It is used by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US Marine Corps as well as by special forces from a number of other countries. Furthermore there is a trend that conventional forces also acquire small, mobile and versatile all-terrain vehicles like these.

These ultralight vehicles were designed for expeditionary forces and provide foot soldiers ability to move much faster. The MRZRs are totally different vehicles comparing with HMMWVs. These all-terrain vehicles are deployed in the forward areas. The MRZRs lack armor, but rely of their speed and high off-road mobility in order to avoid contact with enemy. They can operate on off-road routes, that are not accessible to enemy vehicles. The MRZRs can be seen as fast off-road mules.

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