Germany Shipped Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition for Gepard to Ukraine

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

Germany delivered another batch of military assistance to Ukraine last week, including eight highly mobile tracked vehicles Bandvagn 206.

According to the German government, Ukraine has also received 2,000 rounds of ammunition for the anti-aircraft systems Gepard, 14 reconnaissance drones Vector, 14 border protection vehicles, and three drone detection systems.

Additionally, the German assistance includes two 8x8 HX81 truck tractor trains, two semi-trailers, and 11,000 group module rations.

Previously, the German Federal Defence Ministry commissioned the arms manufacturer Rheinmetall to prepare over 20 infantry fighting vehicles Marder for transportation.

Furthermore, the first shipment of 10,000 35-millimeter ammunition rounds for the Gepard anti-aircraft tank, which is highly necessary for Ukraine, is expected to be shipped by the end of July. In total, Rheinmetall has a contract for 300,000 rounds.

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