Ta Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Cheetah From 35 mm. It is back in the spotlight – long after it was considered obsolete – due to its widespread use in the Ukrainian war. Germany, which withdrew them 15 years ago, has already sent them 46 Of the type in Ukraine (and 6 more to be dispatched soon), Gibbards operate “overtime” against Russian air threats.
Germany is sending additional Gepard & IRIS-T SLM aircraft to Kiev
This continued use also appears to have led to ammunition shortages, as Rheinmetall has resumed production on a new line on German soil, investing several million euros. The first batch has already been sent to Ukraine, and by the end of the year the German company says 40,000 missiles will be produced at the Düsseldorf plant. In total, the order received by Rheinmetall amounts to 300 thousand missiles.
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