Tuesday, September 19, 2017

US Marines order 104 MRZR-D Utility Task Vehicles...good riddance to the ITV!

via IHS Janes.
The US Marine Corps (USMC) has ordered 104 more diesel-powered MRZR-D Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) from Polaris Government and Defense, the company announced on 18 September.
Story here. 

They might not say it out loud but its obvious that the ITV is on the way out the door.

To that I say good riddance!

Reports from the field rate its performance at best to bad and most say its just unsat in all categories.

If you want to trace the beginning of the failure of procurement in the Marine Corps then I think it began with the ITV being selected.  There are still reports from a news station in Detroit that ran down all the skullduggery behind that vehicle selection process.

Still.  The Marine Corps is to be applauded for recognizing the deficit and correcting it. On that score well done.

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