Navistar Defense showcased its International MXT and Navistar-Tatra ATX6 vehicles at the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition. The company plans to submit variations of these vehicles to compete for the future South African military logistic truck requirement.
“We continue to diversify our product portfolio to meet the needs of allied armed forces all over the world,” says Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. “Our MXT vehicle and the Navistar-Tatra ATX6 provide flexible platforms that can meet the future military needs of South Africa while also allowing for additional enhancements as mission needs evolve. In addition, the ATX family of vehicles provides solutions in 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 configurations. ”
Navistar says the MXT vehicle, which is in operation in Afghanistan supporting the British Army, has demonstrated exceptional survivability and offroad performance in all environmental conditions. The vehicle utilizes Navistar’s manufacturing and engineering expertise along with survivability solutions developed by Israel’s Plasan Sasa.
The jointly-produced ATX6 is part of a family of vehicles offered by Navistar and Tatra a.s. The ATX6 combines Navistar engine technology and other vehicle components with Tatra’s backbone-tube chassis design and independent suspension system. Tatra’s chassis concept uses swinging half-axles for tactical vehicle mobility and added resistance against chassis wear and tear.