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Ukrainian military began to learn to operate Gepard in Germany

Jul 18, 2022

Training of Ukrainian servicemen to operate the Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns has begun at the German proving grounds.

This is reported by RND.

The exercises began at the German Armed Forces’ training grounds in Schleswig-Holstein. At the moment at least a hundred servicemen of the Ukrainian army are at the exercise.


It is reported that the fighters must familiarize themselves with the Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and undergo artillery training. Nevertheless, the Bundeswehr does not officially confirm the information about the training.

“The Todendorf training range meets all the requirements for this. The Gepard used to be based there, it's convenient to train at firing ranges in the Baltic Sea area,” said Bundestag member of East Holstein and defense expert Ingo Gadehans.

It was reported earlier by Spiegel that the German government has found an ammunition manufacturer for the Gepard artillery systems. Previously, the supply of these systems to Ukraine was considered a problem due to a shortage of shells.

In May, Germany promised to hand over 15 units to Ukraine in mid-July. Another 15 vehicles should be handed over by the end of the summer.

The Gepard (‘Cheetah’) is an anti-aircraft armoured fighting vehicle designed to cover ground troops and destroy air targets. The turret, which can rotate 360 degrees, is equipped with two 35mm guns, a 7.62mm MG-3 machine gun and two radars: a search radar and a tracking radar.

Author - Anastasiya Glotova, 18/07/2022

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