ANALYSTS PLACED UKRAINIAN "PHANTOM" IN TOP-5 INNOVATIONS OF IDEX-2017

Unmanned armored personnel carrier "Phantom" by UOP SE "SpetsTehnoExport" – represented at the major international exhibition IDEX-2017 – entered top 5 of Defense Blog, ranking as the most outstanding fighting vehicle.

In TOP 5 innovative armored vehicles, Ukrainian UGV “Phantom” outflanked Turkish armored fighting vehicle Kaplan BMP-20 with 105-mm gun, UAE armored wheeled vehicle Rabdan and Serbian armored combat vehicle Milosh BOV M16.

“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 armoured 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 calibre confirmed the high efficiency of the new development, "- posted Defense Blog.

In turn, analysts gave the first place to multi-purpose fighting vehicle JAIS 4 × 4 – the United Arab Emirates, IDEX-2017 organizers. The JAIS is the next generation of MRAP, protecting against mine, IED and ballistic threats.