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Tango0123 Feb 2017 9:57 p.m. PST

…Aims To Bust Russian Tanks .

"The Ukrainian military hopes it can keep more of its soldiers alive when its new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) hits the battlefield.

This is the Phantom. It's designed to help minimize the number of soldiers required to fight against the heavily-armed rebels backed by Russia in the Dombass region, where a nearly three-year civil war has claimed the lives of more than 3,100 Ukrainian troops.

One of the key features of the Phantom is its anti-tank missile system, called Barrier, and its 12.7 mm caliber machine gun. The machine gun and Barrier are capable of engaging light and heavily-armored targets from 100 to 5,000 meters, according to Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian company that makes the Phantom…"
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Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

So we marry the technology of Uber, Google driverless cars, and Mad Max. Then give it a review on Yelp.

Tango0124 Feb 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

(smile)


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CorpCommander24 Feb 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Barrier looks like TOW. They need EFOG-M type missiles to take out the more frontline stuff should it start to show up.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

Phantom as will never be seen, only the money into the local oligarch pockets.

ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2017 4:43 p.m. PST

despite the interview appearing in this article..i imagine that , at the end, the decisive fights will have to be carried on urban contexts…where i can see any great advantage with using this toy

Charlie 1226 Feb 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

Its probably meant more for the export market than anything else.

goragrad01 Mar 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

Interesting.

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