The Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard ("anti-aircraft cannon tank Cheetah", better known as the Flakpanzer Gepard) is an autonomous, all-weather-capable German self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG). It was developed in the 1960s and fielded in the 1970s, and has been upgraded several times with the latest electronics. It constituted a cornerstone of the air defence of the German Army (Bundeswehr) and a number of other NATO countries. In Germany, the Gepard was phased out in late 2010 to be replaced by "SysFla", a mobile and stationary air defence system using the LFK NG missile and the new MANTIS gun system.
Belgium: 55 delivered, withdrawn from service.
Chile: Former user. Four vehicles delivered in 2008, and returned in January 2011. Equipment originally operated by the Bundeswehr. Order of 30 vehicles cancelled due to high overhaul/upgrade costs.
Germany: 377 originally built for the Bundeswehr, 94 remain in service until 2010 and will then be stored until SysFla is fully introduced.
Netherlands: 95 delivered, withdrawn from service.
Romania: 43 delivered (36 + 7 for spares), all ex-Bundeswehr stocks.