DAF Trucks has delivered the first military vehicles out of a total of 879 trucks to the Belgian Armed Forces in DAF’s Axle and Cab Factory in Westerlo in Belgium. The order from the Belgian Armed Forces comprises 636 2-axle trucks with a 4×4 driveline for general transportation purposes and 243 4-axle trucks with an 8×8 driveline for specific applications (tipping, container transport and tasks where cranes are needed). Forty percent of the vehicles are fitted with armoured cabs, which provide a high level of protection for occupants during military operations. Preparations for the delivery of the first 150 heavy vehicles to the Belgian Army (Motorised Brigade and Special Operations Regiment) and the Medical Component of the Belgian Armed Forces are well underway. DAF is working closely with Czech vehicle manufacturer TATRA TRUCKS on the CF Military trucks. These trucks have a unique chassis design with anall-wheel drive driveline and a central, load-bearing tube with independent wheel suspension. The independent suspension, the unique TATRA chassis and the Central Tyre Inflation System ensure unrivalled off-road performance and exceptionally comfortable driving, even in the most challenging terrain. The trucks are powered by a 10.8-litre PACCAR MX-11 (4×4) or a 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13 (8×8) engine, with an output of 300 kW/410 hp and 340 kW/460 hp respectively. The reduced height is another major asset of the CF Military truck. The total vehicle height never exceeds four metres, even when transporting 20-foot shipping containers.