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U.S. military to use 'airless tires' in All Terrain Vehicles

Washington, Sept 20: All-terrain vehicles (ATV) major Polaris has started delivering MV850 ATV fitted with the flat-proof TerrainArmor tires to the United States Special Operations Forces.


The company is planning to introduce a retail version of the airless tires soon, Fox News reports.

The new technology is a wheel and tire combination that features a rubber tread band supported by a polymeric web for structure that is also able to deform, like an air-filled tire, as it rolls over obstacles to provide cushioning, the report added.

Polaris claimed the airless tires can take a shot from a .50 caliber gun without failing.

They tested the tires by driving on for over 1,000 miles off-road after it was punctured by a railroad spike.

A Polaris representative said they are working on tire versions that will fit additional vehicles in the company's lineup and consumer sales could begin within six months.

--ANI (Posted on 20-09-2013)

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