The US Ministry of Defence has awarded US company Global Military Products with a contract for more than US$118 million to purchase and supply Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft systems for Ukraine.
Quote: "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."
Details: The work will be performed in Amman, Jordan, with an estimated completion date of 30 May 2024.
The Pentagon has pointed out that at the time of the contract, US$118,375,740 was allocated under the Foreign Military Sales Initiative (FMSI) program for fiscal year 2010.
Background: On Wednesday 31 May, the United States announced another US$300 million military aid package for Ukraine.
The new US military aid package includes additional air defence equipment, artillery, anti-tank weapons and ammunition, particularly for small arms.
In particular, it includes additional ammunition for Patriot air defence systems, AIM-7 air defence missiles, Avenger air defence systems, Stinger anti-aircraft systems, precision-guided aircraft munitions, Zuni aircraft missiles and ammunition for unmanned aerial systems.