Flugabwehrpanzer Gepard der Bundeswehr während einer Vorführung Der Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard, kurz Flak-Panzer Gepard, ist mit zwei 35mm Kanonen bewaffnet. Die Hauptaufgabe ist die Bekämpfung von Luftfahrzeugen. Durch das Radargerät am Turm kann der Flak-Panzer Gepard selbstständig Flugzeuge orten. Munster Niedersachsen Deutschland *** Anti-aircraft tank Gepard of the German Armed Forces during a demonstration The anti-aircraft tank Gepard, short Flak Panzer Gepard, is armed with two 35mm cannons The main task is the fight against aircraft Through the radar on the turret, the Flak Panzer Gepard can independently locate aircraft Munster Lower Saxony Germany

Ukraine has received the first Gepard anti-aircraft tanks from Germany. “The first three cheetahs officially arrived today,” Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Ukrainian television on Monday. Several tens of thousands of shots were also handed over.

At the end of April, the federal government gave the green light for the delivery of the Gepard tanks, which are no longer used by the Bundeswehr. They come from stocks of the armaments company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). In view of a possible rate of fire of 1000 rounds per minute, the initially available 60,000 rounds were criticized by experts as too low.

Germany wants to start delivering a total of 30 Cheetah anti-aircraft tanks from industrial stocks in July, the “Spiegel” reported. They are to be used in Ukraine to protect cities and other so-called critical infrastructure.