GEPARD 1 A2

The GEPARD stands for unsurpassed reaction capability in defence against low-flying aircraft

From attack helicopters and fighter jets to the latest threats, drones: the GEPARD can react appropriately to any attack from the air under any weather conditions.

Performance characteristics of the GEPARD

The armoured, all-weather GEPARD self-propelled anti-aircraft gun has set standards since its introduction and has been continuously modernised in the fields of combat range, hit probability, reaction time, protection, reliability and ergonomics.

GEPARD 1 A2
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High mobility

The engine with 610 kW enables rapid laying even in tough terrain.

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On the screen

The Ku-band target tracking radar dependably locks onto the tiniest targets, such as drones.

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All-round view

The S-band surveillance radar provides 360° monitoring of the air space up to 15 km around the GEPARD.

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Accurate and quick to react

The 35mm automatic cannons engage the aerial targets at hand up to a range of 6,000 m.

High mobility

The engine with 610 kW enables rapid laying even in tough terrain.

On the screen

The Ku-band target tracking radar dependably locks onto the tiniest targets, such as drones.

All-round view

The S-band surveillance radar provides 360° monitoring of the air space up to 15 km around the GEPARD.

Accurate and quick to react

The 35mm automatic cannons engage the aerial targets at hand up to a range of 6,000 m.

Facts about the GEPARD

Short reaction time, high hit probability and combat range

The current version of the GEPARD is designed to overcome all challenges of the 21st century in defence against modern combat aircraft, attack helicopters, remote-controlled missiles and rockets. It can also dependably combat drones. The ballistic projectiles cannot be destroyed by electronic defence measures and the clouds of shrapnel they generate will reliably destroy the target.

KMW has mass-produced 570 systems of this type as general contractor and has also been main contractor for the technical and logistical support for the system since it went into use. GEPARDs have been supplied to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania.
Furthermore, KMW offers tailor-made solutions for training, simulation, repair shop equipment, documentation, spare parts supply and customer service on site.

Further information

Equipment features of the GEPARD

  • Independent surveillance and target tracking radars
  • Dual 35mm automatic cannons with automatic belt feed
  • Combat range up to 6,000 m
  • Extremely short reaction time paired with maximum precision
  • All-weather-capable, day and night
  • Reliable target locking, target recognition and target tracking, even under ECM conditions
  • Cutting-edge training and simulation equipment available
GEPARD 1 A2

Shortest possible reaction and operational readiness times

The consistent expansion in the system’s capabilities since its introduction allows suitable reaction to present-day threats as well.

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Weight

47.5 t

Ku-band target tracking radar

15 km

S-band surveillance radar

15 km

Combat range up to

6,000 m

Armaments

2 x 35 mm machine gun

Range

550 km

Maximum vehicle speed

65 km/h

Engine performance

610 kW (830 HP)

Height (turret roof)

3.29 m

Width

3.71 m

Length (turret 12:00 o’clock)

7.68 m

IFF

Model 1-IV

  • All-weather-capable, day and night
  • Ally-enemy detection in NATO standard
  • Precise laser range finder
  • Digital fire control computer
  • LEOPARD 1 chassis enables high mobility, even on tough terrain
  • Deep fording up 2,25 m
  • NBC protection system
  • Automatic fire extinguishing system

The GEPARD in air target engagement

The high off-road mobility and rapid swivelling of the turret enable the extremely short reaction times needed to engage aerial threats. The dual 35mm automatic cannons can reliably counter anything from attack helicopters and combat aircraft to drones.

The GEPARD – Secure engagement of a wide variety of threats from air and ground targets

The GEPARD in pictures

The GEPARD in various deployment scenarios.

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