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Ukraine’s Military Said How Many Missiles And Shahed Drones Already Been Destroyed By the German Gepard

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German Gepard / Illustrative photo from open sources
German Gepard / Illustrative photo from open sources

"Anti-aircraft tanks" from the Bundeswehr have already destroyed a "double-digit number" of enemy air targets in the sky of Ukraine

The German Bild published the first detailed report on how the Armed Forces of Ukraine use the Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns received in the summer of 2022. Until now, there have been fragmentary references to how Ukraine’s military uses these 30 "anti-aircraft tanks", in particular, to hunt down Iranian-made kamikaze drones, which russia uses to attack Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. Now it’s possible to see a more or less complete picture.

Ukraine’s Military Said How Many Missiles And Shahed Drones Already Been Destroyed By the German Gepard, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled gun of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, October 2022 / Photo credit: Bild

In particular, German journalists, relying on the words of Ukraine’s military, write that Ukraine’s servicemen managed to apply the Gepard against russia’s ground targets during the counteroffensive in the Kharkiv direction in September 2022.

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Ukraine’s defenders did not specify on the kind of those targets, but they emphasize that it was a forced defense of the units. This emphasizes how tough the clashes of Ukraine’s army are with the russians in the east of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Military Said How Many Missiles And Shahed Drones Already Been Destroyed By the German Gepard, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The process of charging 35-mm Gepard self-propelled guns by Ukraine's servicemen, October 2022 / Photo credit: Bild

Bild journalists say that units of the Armed Forces of, armed with Gepards, essentially "roam" on the territory of Ukraine, covering certain objects from the air. Now "anti-aircraft tanks" from the Bundeswehr protect Ukraine’s critical infrastructure from russia’s cruise missiles and Shaheds.

Ukraine’s Military Said How Many Missiles And Shahed Drones Already Been Destroyed By the German Gepard, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled gun of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, October 2022 / Photo credit: Bild

The following indicators show the high efficiency of Gepard calculations. The calculation of only one such "anti-aircraft tank", with which Bild journalist actually communicated, managed to destroy two russia’s cruise missiles and a "double-digit number" of kamikaze drones. It is interesting that the radars of this anti-aircraft self-propelled gun are able to see even ballistic missiles of the enemy, although incapable of destroying such targets.

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