Polaris Industries Inc. has launched a new military-grade, all-terrain vehicle featuring its TerrainArmor non-pneumatic tires (NPT). The brawny Sportsman WV850 H.O. with TerrainArmor is available in limited numbers, as long as supplies last.
The most unique features on the civilian WV850, cousin to the hundreds of military MV850s already in service, are the honeycombed NPTs.
Polaris Defense began offering NPT tires as an option for its military vehicles earlier this year. The technology is desirable for military work because the tires never go flat, tear or rip, but they negotiate terrain and trail impacts like pneumatic tires.
Polaris reports it ...