US Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

The Department of Defense (DoD) of United States (US) have announced additional security assistance for Ukraine to help the latter to meet its critical security and defense needs.

Worth mentioning that this announcement is the Unites States’ forty-fourth tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Further, it includes additional air defense munitions, artillery and tank ammunition, anti-armor weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression.

The capabilities in this package, valued at up to $200 million, include:

  1. Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems;
  2. Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  3. Mine clearing equipment and systems;
  4. 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  5. 120mm tank ammunition;
  6. Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  7. Javelin and other anti-armor systems and rockets;
  8. 37 tactical vehicles to tow and haul equipment;
  9. 58 water trailers;
  10. Over 12 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
  11. Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing; and
  12. Spare parts, maintenance, and other field equipment.

Noteworthy, this security assistance package will utilize assistance previously authorized under Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) for Ukraine that remained after the PDA revaluation process concluded in June.

In addition, US along with its Allies and partners will continue to work  to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security assistance requirements.