German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in front of the Gepard ZSU, which the Bundeswehr is going to transfer to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. August 24, 2022 Germany handed over the first Cobra counter-battery radar to the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Over the past week, the Armed Forces of Ukraine received from Germany four more Gepard anti-aircraft self-propelled artillery mounts, as well as the first Cobra counter-battery radar. This was reported on the website of the German government.
In general, Ukraine has already received 20 anti-aircraft guns out of 30 promised by Germany, as well as 4 thousand out of 10 thousand shells for them.
Cobra radar determines the coordinates of the positions of enemy artillery, mortar batteries, as well as improvised rocket launchers of terrorist groups. It was developed by a consortium of Thales, Airbus Defense and Space and Lockheed Martin for the armed forces of France, Germany and the UK. Turkey also acquired several units of such radars. Ukraine has become the fifth country in the world, which is now armed with Cobra.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was previously asked why his country has not yet provided Ukraine with tanks or combat aircraft. He replied that Germany would like to focus on the supply of artillery and air defense systems, according to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung website.
The German newspaper Die Welt stated that Krauss-Maffei Wegmann offered to transfer 100 tanks to Ukraine back in April Leopard 2A7, but the Scholz government did not agree on the delivery. One of the German deputies in June said that in Berlin “no one understands why Leopard tanks are not given to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.”