Navistar Defense, Tatra to Produce New Military Truck

October 05, 2009

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Navistar Defense will help develop, produce and market new military tactical off-road trucks as part of a new strategic alliance with Tatra, a heavy-duty truck manufacturer in Koprivnice, Czech Republic.

The new vehicle will be a combination of Navistar engines and other components and Tatra's backbone-tube chassis design and independent suspension system.

"By joining with Tatra, the team is positioned well to compete for new vehicle programs with U.S. and Allied Forces," said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. "Upcoming opportunities include the Israel Medium Tactical Truck and Canada 10 by 10 wrecker programs."

While the truck will be branded under the Navistar and Tatra names, the truck will be marketed under Navistar Defense in all North American markets. 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.

Both manufacturers will market and sell the trucks in their respective existing markets around the world. Navistar will manufacture the vehicles.

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