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Gepard anti-aircraft tanks, Bandvagn vehicles in Germany’s new aid package to Ukraine

With the recent military package from Germany, Ukraine’s anti-aircraft Gepard tank count rises to 46. Also, 10 more Bandvagn all-terrain vehicles were supplied
Flakpanzer Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG). File photo: Flickr/Gunfire Museum Brasschaat Belgien

Germany has supplied Ukraine with a new military aid package to Ukraine, according to the website of the German Federal Government.

It includes six Gepard anti-aircraft tanks and more than 15,000 shells for them, bringing the total number of Gepards, self-propelled anti-aircraft gun systems that combines rapid-fire cannons, radars, and tracking systems to shoot down low-flying enemy aircraft and other aerial threats, supplied to Ukraine to 46.

In addition, the package included ten Bandvagn 206 all-terrain vehicles, over 2500 smoke shells, 33 RQ-35 HEIDRUN and VECTOR reconnaissance drones, and eight ambulances.

Further deliveries from this new aid package, worth $660 mn, will include the bridge-laying tank BEAVER, complete with a bridge, IRIS-T SLM air defense system equipment, and more ammunition.

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