The Navistar International Saratoga was introduced in 2011. This light tactical vehicle was developed by Navistar Defense as a private venture. Currently this vehicle is ready for production, but it received no production orders to date.
Vehicle has a payload capacity of 3 260 kg. It can also tow trailers or light artillery pieces. Cab accommodates driver and three fully equipped troops, plus and optional gunner. The Saratoga can be tailored to suit many needs.
The Saratoga can be fitted with add-on metallic or ceramic armor for increased protection. This tactical vehicle withstands small arms fire, artillery shell splinters and IED blasts.
This tactical vehicle can be armed with roof-mounted 7.62-mm or 12.7-mm machine gun, or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher. It can be also fitted with remotely controlled weapon station.
The Saratoga uses a number of already available Navistar automotive components. This tactical vehicle is powered by a MaxxForce 6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 340 hp, which was also developed by Navistar. Engine is coupled with Allison 6-speed automatic transmission. The Saratoga is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Vehicle has a hydropneumatic suspension and can kneel down, so it's height is reduced to 1.93 m. This feature is used for transportation by air and storage on ships.
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