Navistar Defense, LLC and Tatra, a.s., unveiled the ATX6 universal container carrier and the ATX8 troop carrier at the Eurosatory Exposition in Paris, France. The team’s tactical vehicles utilize proven Navistar and Tatra technology.
The vehicles that were on display include Navistar engines and other components in addition to Tatra’s proven backbone-tube chassis design and independent suspension system. Tatra’s chassis concept uses swinging half-axles for world class tactical vehicle mobility and added resistance against chassis wear and tear.
“The Navistar-Tatra alliance positions this team well to compete for new vehicle programs with U.S. and Allied Forces,” said Archie Massicotte, President, Navistar Defense. “Both our companies have extensive histories when it comes to vehicle design, production and support and we are proud to display our combined expertise in tactical vehicle technology at this year’s Eurosatory Exposition.”
Under the strategic alliance formed in October 2009, Navistar and Tatra branded trucks will be marketed under Navistar Defense in all North American markets, which includes sales to the United States military and foreign military sales financed by the United States government. Tatra will also source parts and components through Navistar’s global parts and support network for Tatra trucks delivered in markets outside of North America.
Navistar and Tatra have also agreed to market and sell Navistar-Tatra trucks in their respective existing markets around the world. Navistar will manufacture vehicles.