German Gepards decommissioned by Dutch army to be transported to Ukraine
German Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns decommissioned by the Dutch army will be transferred to Ukraine
This was reported by Telegraaf, according to Babel.
The Dutch army decommissioned the last of 60 Gepard anti-aircraft guns (known as Cheetah in the Netherlands) in 2016. Jordan acquired the systems. Some interlocutors indicate that the US will purchase these Gepards and ship them to Ukraine.
"The [Gepard] system is proving to be extremely effective against drones. Especially against Iranian Shahed drones, which are widely used by Russia," said one military professor.
The Defense Ministry said it would "not report" on the new life of the Dutch Gepard.
For reference. The Gepard is a German anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery system built on the Leopard 1 tank chassis and equipped with two Oerlikon KDA automatic cannons capable of firing 1,100 rounds per minute. Because it has the necessary ammunition, it is efficient against air targets and even in confrontations with armored vehicles. Gepard was created to shield ground troops against air attacks. The Gepard radars can identify objects up to 15 kilometers away, track them, and successfully destroy them. At the same time, these anti-aircraft guns can discern between enemy and friendly aircraft, allowing for the avoidance of "friendly fire.”