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Ukrainian-developed Phantom hits Top 5 of IDEX`s most interesting military vehicles

A Ukrainian-developed unmanned tactical vehicle, Phantom (Fantom), ranks second on the list of the five most interesting military vehicles at the 2017 IDEX Defence Show in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Defence Blog.

This new unmanned tactical multipurpose vehicle, which was showcased by state-run SpetsTechnoExport, part of Ukraine`s Ukroboronprom Concern, at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi on February 19-23, was mentioned by Defence Blog along with the UAE`s JAIS 4?4 multi-purpose fighting vehicle and Rabdan armored wheeled vehicle, Serbia`s Milosh BOV M16 armored combat vehicle, and Turkey`s Kaplan-20 armored fighting vehicle.

”The developers have integrated the anti-tank missile system `Barrier` into `Fantom.` With such armament, the nearly invisible and mobile `Fantom` is capable of striking heavy and light armored targets at a distance of 100 to 5,000 meters. In addition, `Fantom` is equipped with a stabilized rotating platform for different types of armament. Fire tests of `Fantom` with the installed machine gun of 12.7 mm caliber confirmed the high efficiency of the new development,” Defence Blog wrote.

A total of 1,235 companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Ukroboronprom were taking part in the five-day defense expo.

IDEX 2017 is one of the world`s largest and most strategically important defense and security exhibitions. Exhibitors and visitors have the opportunity to meet local and international manufacturers and suppliers of the latest equipment, technology and systems.

See also: Ukrainian unmanned ground vehicle Phantom demonstrates its combat capabilities. Video


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