SAIC-Polaris Team to Pursue Army Infantry Squad Vehicle Program; Jim Scanlon Quoted

Jeff Brody
Jim Scanlon

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has teamed up with Polaris’ government and defense division to compete for a U.S. Army program that aims to build an infantry squad vehicle platform.

The industry team intends to offer Polaris' DAGOR combat vehicle designed to accommodate as many as nine warfighters  along with their cargo, SAIC said Thursday.

Jim Scanlon, executive vice president and general manager of SAIC’s defense systems group, said the company plans to use modern processes and tools to help engineer and integrate systems through the ISV program.

Scanlon added the partnership seeks to address the service branch's mobility and maneuverability requirements with the DAGOR offering.

The two companies previously submitted to the 82nd Airborne Division a baseline sample of the vehicle for evaluation.

SAIC noted it looks to build on the company's ground vehicle integration experience to add cybersecurity, communications, surveillance and non-kinetic fire elements to DAGOR.

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