Tatra Trucks — Traditional Manufacturer of Modern Military Trucks

Show: DefExpo 2022 - Day 2

Tatra Trucks manufactures Tatra vehicles with a unique chassis design with a central backbone tube and with independently suspended swinging semi-axles and all-wheel drive. The company produces three model lines – FORCE, TACTIC and PHOENIX.

Tatra FORCE is the main model for the armed forces, the company supplies it to NATO armies (most recently Germany – military firefighter trucks, Denmark – wheeled howitzers) and other armed forces in Europe, South America and Asia (e.g. Brazil, Indonesia etc.). FORCE model trucks can be equipped with Tatra engines or engines by other manufacturers and standard or armoured cabins.

The TACTIC model line is produced in 4x4 and 6x6 versions with standard and armoured cabins. The TACTIC model is equipped with Cummins engines, the transmission is either fully automatic or manual. The cabin has a number of unified elements with a FORCE model.

The PHOENIX model is designed for military and civilian use or rescue services. The PHOENIX model line uses a combination of the Tatra chassis and subassemblies of foreign manufacturers. Most recently, Tatra Trucks, in cooperation with DAF Trucks, supplies the Belgian army with more than 900 vehicles of the PHOENIX model line.

Tatra Trucks also supplies its chassis platforms for special military vehicles by other manufacturers in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Tatra chassis for military applications are exported, for example, to France, Israel, India, Brazil, Poland, Turkey, Jordan, etc. Tatra military vehicles are manufactured not only in Czech Republic but also in Slovakia and Saudi Arabia.