TATRA TRUCKS will present itself for the first time at one of the most important defence exhibitions in the world, IDEX in Abu Dhabi.

The firm is the new owner of TATRA automotive company, based in Koprivnice.

The relation with the Middle East countries is very important for this famous Czech automotive company, and IDEX is a traditional place where the news about company products are presented to customers.

TATRA TRUCKS will bring two exhibits to IDEX that will start to serve as demo vehicles in Saudi Arabia., as well as other vehicles that will be introduced to countries within the Middle East region.

TATRA PHOENIX was introduced in 2011 as a result of cooperation with DAF TRUCKS NV. This product line will be presented at IDEX for the very first time.

The producer has decided to show this new model as an all-wheel-drive 6×6 tractor for different purposes. The base of the truck is TATRA unique chassis with independent swinging half axles suspended by air.

The comfortable cabin is supplied by DAF. It is available in a ‘day cab’ version, as well as a ‘sleeper cab’ version.

Four power versions of the water-cooled 12.9l engine PACCAR MX are available. These are 265kW, 300kW, 340kW, and 375 kW. They can be completed with ZF 16-speed manual or automated gearbox. A full automatic gearbox is also available on demand.

TATRA PHOENIX is further equipped with TATRA transfer case that brings the power to the driveline inside of TATRA backbone tube.

The second exhibit is the model TATRA 815-7, which is also available in the drive version 6×6 with a platform as a cargo / troop carrier. This vehicle is built on TATRA unique chassis, all axles suspended by air.

The solution allows the vehicle to travel at a high speed, even in a rough terrain. The model is equipped with a Cummins ISLe 375 engine, which has a 276 kW output, and a TATRA 10-speed automated gearbox.

Wheels on the vehicle are equipped with a central tire inflation system that allows the tyres to be filled in / by the driver from cabin. The cabin is produced in TATRA, and due to its design can be very easy armoured.

The TATRA stand will be located in the Capital Plaza, position CP 420 alongside other companies related to the major shareholder. These are EXCALIBUR ARMY, KARBOX, and MSM MARTIN.

EXCALIBUR ARMY is the leading Czech company in the field of military equipment, spare parts and, ammunition maintenance, overhauls, and production.

The firm’s most important products are the Jackal IFV and the DANA-M1 CZ self-propelled howitzers.

Years of experience in repairs, maintenance, logistics and their emphasis on quality put EXCALIBUR ARMY among the best Czech defence industry companies.

KARBOX is the Czech producer of containers and box extensions. Apart from the containers, the company produces technologically superior interior equipment, based on customers’ demands

There is a wide range of specialised containers and container extensions on offer, from offices to the laundry rooms to the mobile army hospitals.

Slovakia will be represented at the exhibition by MSN MARTIN, which focuses on the repairs and production of military technology, weapons, ammunition, and equipment. The company is known for designing, developing, and delivering complete technology solutions for the entire life cycle of its products.

EXCALIBUR ARMY, KARBOX, and MSM MARTIN n belong to the EXCALIBUR GROUP holding, which associates Czech and Slovak security and defence industry companies, and is a direct successor of the successful tradition of Czechoslovak and Czech weapon production.