Pentagon to buy Gepard systems for Ukraine worth almost $120M

Pentagon to buy Gepard systems for Ukraine worth almost $120M

U.S. company Global Military Products Inc. received from the U.S. Department of Defense a contract worth $118.3 million for the purchase and delivery of Gepard air defense systems for Ukraine.

“Global Military Products Inc, Tampa, Florida, was awarded an $118,375,740 firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase and delivery of Gepard 35 mm air defense systems,” reads the press release published on the website of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Work will be performed in Amman, Jordan, with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2024. The relevant funds were allocated under the Foreign Military Sales (Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative).

As reported, German Rheinmetall concern will produce ammunition for Gepard systems which are actively used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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