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.
The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved ground run testing at 100% rotor speed or RPM. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall
ACS Industries Ltd will present the Grenade Trigger Pouch – a rigid carrier for fast and safe handling of fragmentation and flash bang grenades – at AUSA 2017, held from October 9-11 in Washington D.C
Ukraine successfully conducted the first test of the countrys latest missile technology, identified as the Neptune, a Ukrainian advanced subsonic cruise missile, on January 30, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov announced. According to Turchynov, the missile, a solely Ukrainian project designed by the Kyiv-based Luch defense development bureau, can deliver precise strikes on ground and seaborne targets
Ukraines Radionics successfully launched missiles from the modernized S-125 M "Pechora" surface-to-air missile complex early this week. It is noted that during the test, a 5V27D-M2 missile with an active radar homing head was launched from a modernized anti-aircraft missile system
The US state administration plans to supply Ukraine with 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 launchers as part of $47 million defense package to enhance defensive capabilities. The announcement came a day after EU leaders agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine for six months, and a week after Ottawa authorised the export of automatic weapons to the country, ABC reported quoting four State Department officials
Ukraine has sought defensive weapons from Canada similar to the $47 million US aid package approved by the US National Security Council. "The answer is definitely yes
Ukrianian company, UZDF Ukrinmash is in talks with an unnamed Middle-Eastern country to develop a new medium-range military short-off and landing tactical transport aircraft, the An-77 based on the existing An-70. The An-70 was displayed at the Dubai Air show last week where it received many inquiries from representatives in the region, a UZDF Ukrinmash release said today
Ukrainian state aircraft manufacturing company, UkrOboronProm and US-based Oriole Capital Group have reached an agreement for an investment of $150 million for mass production of An-74 aircraft at Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Company. The agreement was reached during the international exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017, currently held in the United Arab Emirates, the company said in a statement Monday
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