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US Buys 60 Gepard Anti-Plane Techniques From Jordan for Ukraine

The US has purchased 60 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft programs from Jordan for Ukraine.

Amman bought the German-made programs from the Netherlands for 21 million euros ($22 million) in 2013, De Telegraaf reported, including that the US has bought the programs for round $110 million.

The US contracted Florida-based International Army Merchandise to purchase and ship the programs to an unknown worldwide buyer in Could.

The contract runs by means of Could 2024.

Deployed Towards Russian Drones  

Germany has despatched 35 Gepards to Ukraine because the warfare broke out in 2022 and has pledged a further batch of 45.

Ukrainian forces use them to shoot down Russian assault drones, permitting costlier air-defense programs such because the Patriot and IRIS-T to concentrate on anti-missile roles, De Telegraaf wrote.

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The Krauss-Maffei Wegmann system includes a Leopard tank chassis and twin Oerlikon KDA 35-millimeter weapons, every carrying 320 rounds of ammunition.

The 90-caliber gun has a firing charge of 550 rounds per minute and an efficient vary of 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles).

Its Siemens MPDR 12 S-band search radar has a detection vary of 15 kilometers (9 miles), offering 360-degree scanning and simultaneous target-tracking functionality.