According to the Brazilian Army, November 26 decided to acquire self-propelled anti-aircraft Gepard German company KMW.
ZSU Gepard armed with 2 35 mm Oerlikon guns with an effective range of up to 5 km and fire control radar with a range of detection of air targets up to 20 km. Armored «Cheetahs» are designed to provide near-defense tank columns and troops on the battlefield. Highly mobile and effective air defense system designed to combat helicopters, UAVs and low-flying aircraft.
Brazilian army at the present time has 239 tanks Leopard 1A5, on the chassis were made ZSU «Cheetah», which will facilitate the army operation and save money on maintenance service anti-aircraft installations.
Middle of 2011, the company KMW invited Brazil to 36 (one regiment) ZSU «Cheetah», which must pass before delivery repairs and upgrades, and their service and training. In October 2011, the standard ZSU «Cheetah» passed tests in Brazil.