Tatra's vehicles with unique chassis conception based on the central backbone tube with independently suspended swinging half-axles and all-wheel drive system form the core of transport and logistic capacities of the Czech Army and serve in many armed forces around the world.
Tatra Trucks supplies trucks and chassis to the Czech army and NATO armies, as well as to other armed forces in Europe, South America, and Asia.
For example, more than 900 military vehicles of the Phoenix model line Tatra Trucks company will manufacture in cooperation with DAF Trucks company for the Belgian army, while Phoenix trucks also serve in the Czech or Dutch army.
At the same time, Tatra Trucks is in negotiations for the possible supply of several thousand vehicles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is mentioned in an article by the Czech publication Hospodarske Noviny.
It is noted that in order to be able to fulfill additional orders, this corporation wants to invest over 100 million dollars, or 2.5 billion Czech crowns, in expanding its own production capacities.
Defense Express notes that specialized chassis from the Czech company Tatra are already being used in various weapon systems in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Therefore, it is likely that if negotiations for thousands of vehicles are indeed realized, it will be more of a scaling up of the use of already existing platforms in the arsenal of our military.
It is worth reminding not only that the Tatra chassis can be used for the Neptun anti-ship missile system but also that, for example, the Caesar self-propelled howitzers received from Denmark were also built on the Tatra 815-7 8x8 chassis.
The modernized BM-21MT multiple rocket launcher on the Tatra T815-7T3R2T 4x4 chassis has also been showcased in the arsenal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
But overall, during the entire period of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the topic of supplying vehicles and chassis for the Armed Forces of Ukraine was rarely publicly discussed.
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