The SFTE “SpetsTechnoExport”, part of UkrOboronProm, has unveiled its new Phantom-2 unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle at the AUSA 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition (the Association of the United States Army in Washington.
The improved version of the new Phantom-2 (also called Fantom-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 “Phantom-2 based on 8×8 wheeled chassis and is designed to support tactical level operations on the battlefield. 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 twin-barreled 23 mm autocannon.
The UGV is intended to perform a variety of tasks in complex urban environments. Its mission capabilities include combat, reconnaissance, ammunition transportation to forward operating bases, and evacuation of wounded soldiers from the battlefield.