Germany will be able to speed up the supply of Gepard anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine – Spiegel

Nothing should prevent the transfer of 30 units of Gepard to Ukraine.

Gepard/Bundeswehr anti-aircraft gun
Gepard/Bundeswehr anti-aircraft gun

The German government has found a way to expedite the delivery of Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns to Ukraine while ensuring sufficient ammunition.

It is reported by  Spiegel .play video

According to the publication, after several weeks of efforts, the German government office, together with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, found a manufacturer that can make additional ammunition.

The supply of ammunition for the Gepard was previously considered a problem, as only a little less than 60,000 35mm rounds were available. 

The Gepard can fire up to 1000 rounds per minute. However, in real conditions, he shoots in short bursts, adapted to the target. 

The German government first found the munitions in South America, but their transfer to Ukraine was not approved by the producing country, Switzerland. A few days ago, the search was more successful in Norway.

A local manufacturer can produce special 35mm projectiles, government officials said late last week. They should be tested at the Bundeswehr shooting range in Putlos (Schleswig-Holstein) as early as next week.

Regarding the delivery of the equipment itself, nothing should prevent the transfer of 30 Gepard units to Ukraine. The systems manufacturer is already training Ukrainian soldiers in Germany to use the installations that will be used in Ukraine to protect cities and other critical infrastructure.

If everything goes according to plan, the first systems should be delivered to Ukraine in July.

As you know, in the fourth month of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of the territory of independent Ukraine, the Swiss authorities allowed the supply of spare parts for military equipment purchased in Switzerland to Ukraine by European countries .

(C)UNIAN 2022

One comment

  1. “The German government first found the munitions in South America, but their transfer to Ukraine was not approved by the producing country, Switzerland. A few days ago, the search was more successful in Norway.”

    This is ridiculous! The West, sans the US and UK, would not be able to defend itself even against Zimbabwe!

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