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Ukraine Unveils New Phantom-2 Unmanned Armored Personnel Carrier At AUSA 2017
Ukraine Unveils New Phantom-2 Unmanned Armored Personnel Carrier At AUSA 2017 (Defence blog photo)

Ukroboronprom’s SFTE SpetsTechnoExport unveiled new unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle, dubbed Fantom-2 or Phantom-2 at the AUSA 2017 Annual Meeting & held in Washington from October 9-11, 2017.

"Fantom-2" features a new 8x8 wheeled formula instead of the 6x6 it had initially. This modification allows for bigger payloads and, correspondingly, for more powerful weapons on top of the carrier.

One of the key features of the Phantom is its anti-tank missile system, called Barrier, and its new rocket launcher turret for RS-80 rockets. Also, the “Phantom-2 is equipped with a remote weapon station (RWS) that can carry a weapon fit as per an operator’s requirements – one such configuration features an armed with a 30mm cannon”, Defence Blog reports.

The improved version of the new Phantom-2 unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle provides more firepower and a stand-off capability to detect and confirm the presence of, identify the disposition of, and counter hazards by carrying various platform payloads in support of current and future missions.

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