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Ukraine unveils new Phantom-2 unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle at AUSA 2017

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.

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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.

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