Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Canada receive first batch of DAGOR Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has accepted delivery of its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles (ULCV).

These vehicles, which were procured from Polaris Industries Limited, will help protect members of Canada’s Special Operations Forces as they conduct missions in challenging environments.

It will provide them with fast, mobile transportation over demanding terrain, and has been specifically configured to support rapid deployment by most Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, particularly the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.


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“The acquisition of the ULCV is a tremendous step forward in light mobility for the men and women of CANSOFCOM. This platform will serve as a unique complement to our existing mobility arsenal and assist CANSOFCOM in its delivery of agile special operations forces effects for years to come,” said MGen. Mike Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.

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DAGOR is a purpose-built, ultra-light combat vehicle designed and built by Polaris Defense, a division of Polaris Industries, to meet the light-mobility needs of light infantry and special operations forces.

The new combat vehicle can transport a maximum payload of more than 1,400kg or up to nine infantrymen in support of expeditionary missions. It offers high mobility and higher speeds over rough terrains.

National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces
National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces


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Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.



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