The first German Gepard anti-aircraft guns arrived in Ukraine.

In total, Germany promised to send 30 Gepard installations to Ukraine. The Gepard can fire at a rate of up to 1,000 rounds per minute.

Germany has started supplying Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery installations to Ukraine. Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov told about this on July 25 on the air of a single telethon.

According to him, three out of fifteen installations from the first batch have arrived so far. In total, there should be up to 30 of them.

“The first three Gepards officially arrived today. These are anti-aircraft missile complexes, for which tens of thousands of rounds have been transferred to us. We expect the first 15 Gepard. Three of them went to Ukraine today. Today, they are already at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” – said Reznikov.

In mid-July, the German government published a list of weapons it still plans to deliver to Ukraine, including 30 Gepard air defense systems. Ammunition supply for the Gepard was previously considered a problem, with only slightly less than 60,000 35mm rounds available.

The Gepard can fire at a rate of up to 1,000 rounds per minute. However, in real conditions, it fires in short bursts adapted to the target. After several weeks of efforts, the German government office, together with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, found a manufacturer that could produce additional ammunition.

The manufacturer of the systems also trained Ukrainian soldiers in the use of the installations.

According to the materials