Tatra and DAF will work together to produce new CF Military trucks for Belgian army


The company Tatra Truck from the Czech Republic and DAF will work together for the delivery of CF Military trucks to the Belgian army. DAF has received a large order of 879 all-wheel-drive CF Military trucks from the Belgian Armed Forces. Delivery of the first vehicles is planned for 2022 with the last vehicles to be produced in 2025.
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Tatra from the Czech Republic and DAF work together to produce a unique chassis concept with a world-class driveline, central backbone tube, and independent suspension of half-axles. (Picture source Tatra Defense)


The order of 879 CF Military trucks for the Belgian army includes 636 2-axle trucks with 4x4 drivelines. These vehicles will be used as general cargo carriers. In addition, DAF will provide 243 trucks with 4 axles and 8x8 drivelines for a variety of applications (tippers, container carriers, and cranes).

For the Belgian army CF Military Models, DAF is closely working together with the renowned TATRA TRUCKS in the Czech Republic, which results in a unique chassis concept with a world-class driveline, central backbone tube, and independent suspension of half-axles. This offers the CF Military unequaled off-road capabilities and exceptional driver comfort, even when driving through the most challenging terrains. The trucks are powered by the 10.8 and 12.9 liters PACCAR MX-11 (4x4) and MX-13 (8x8) engines with outputs from 300 kW/410 hp to 340 kW/460 hp.

DAF has selected HIAB as the supplier for all hooklift systems and load handling cranes and VS-Mont for the supply of tipper bodies. Cargo bodies will be produced by Porgest. In total, 352 CF Military vehicles will come with a state-of-the-art ballistic cab, provided by TATRA DEFENCE VEHICLE.

Production of the cabs of the CF Military trucks will take place in DAF's cab plant in Westerlo, Belgium. The engines come from DAF's engine plant in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Chassis will be produced at the TATRA TRUCKS plant in the Czech Republic.


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