Infantry Weapons

Slovakia trials new Tatrapan armoured container carrier vehicle

02 December 2013

The Slovak Armed Forces completed an initial phase of testing with the VYVOJ Martin joint stock company's new Tatrapan 8x8 Container Carrier (CC) truck jointly with the manufacturer in late November.

The company began development of the 8x8 Tatrapan in 2009 using private company funding, but closely targeting the Slovak Armed Forces' MOKYS communication system programme.

Construction began at the company's headquarters in Martin in early 2012, with developer and builder trials in January 2013, and the final prototype design is a universal armoured platform capable of carrying ISO-1C and ISO-1D containers across all terrain types in a combat environment, according to VYVOJ Martin.

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