As Ukraine enters the 21st month since the Russian invasion, the Gepard acquisition promises to protect Ukrainian forces from the intensifying drone threats.

The United States has recently taken a significant step by securing a procurement of 60 Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft systems from Jordan.

These systems, originally obtained by Jordan from Germany in 2013, are earmarked for deployment in Ukraine, specifically tailored to counter the escalating threat posed by Russian attack drones.

Acquisition Details and Contract Overview

The acquisition, reported to have been finalized at around $110 million, marks a significant development in bolstering Ukraine’s defensive capabilities against airborne threats.

The contract for the acquisition was facilitated through Florida-based Global Military Products, with delivery anticipated to be completed by May 2024.

The Gepard anti-aircraft systems, previously in the possession of Jordan, have been repurposed for Ukraine’s defense against Russian drones.