New ultra-light combat, off-road vehicles are unlocking opportunities for paratroopers navigating rugged, rocky terrain.
DAGOR vehicles, which can carry up to nine troops with a gunner, have been in the field for the past month as paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team have mastered how to handle them. The vehicles are small enough to be slingloaded under UH-60 Black Hawks and sturdy enough to parachute from C-130 and C-17 aircraft.
Earlier this year, Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command started receiving a fleet of DAGOR vehicles. They will be mainly used for off-road operations, and weapons turrets will be installed on their vehicles, according to Canadian reports.