​Armed Forces of Ukraine Got Three German Gepard Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns

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Gepard is an all-weather-capable German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Gepard is an all-weather-capable German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun

The first three German-made Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery units have been delivered to Ukraine and handed over to Ukraine's Armed Forces

The first three German-made Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery units were delivered to Ukraine.

That’s according to Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, who spoke at the national telethon, answering questions about Germany's security assistance to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

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Armed Forces of Ukraine Got Three German Gepard Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns, Defense Express
According to multiple sources, 15 units of German self-propelled anti-aircraft guns were to arrive in Ukraine by the end of July

"So far, I can say that the first three Gepards officially arrived from Germany today. These are anti-aircraft systems, for which several tens of thousands of rounds have also been shipped. Accordingly, we expect the first 15 Gepards. The first three arrived in Ukraine today, and they are already at the disposal of the Armed Forces," Reznikov said.

When asked whether Ukraine will receive German tanks, the minister said: "I hope so. Most likely, we will start with one of the friendly countries that have Leopard tanks and are ready to hand them over to us. These are European nations. And initially, our plan is that it will be several dozen tanks on which we will train our tank crews, most likely in the Baltic states."

Armed Forces of Ukraine Got Three German Gepard Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns, Defense Express
German Gepard anti-aircraft howitzer has a range of fire of 3.5 km with its starndard munitions and increased up to 5.5 km with reduced-caliber ammos, the radar has a 15 km visibility range / Open sourse illustrative photo

According to Reznikov, there are already agreements signed on the use of training grounds on foreign soil by the Ukrainian military.

He added that, once the crews are prepared, "the talks about the supply of modern tanks will continue." According to the minister, this is about more than just Leopard tanks. The talks will also cover Abrams MBTs and other models.

Armed Forces of Ukraine Got Three German Gepard Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns, Defense Express

Gepard (Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard) is a German anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery installation produced by Krauss-Maffei in cooperation with other companies. It is intended for the protection of armored convoys on the march and stationary objects from attacks of helicopters and warplanes operating at low and ultra-low altitudes day and night under any weather conditions and in conditions of intense enemy e-warfare.

As Defense Express reported, Germany officially announced the provision of 30 Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery guns.

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