US adds USD700 Mn in additional security assistance for Ukraine

Attributed to Pentagon Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Media) Todd Breasseale: on June 1, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $700 million, tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today's fight. This authorization is the eleventh drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
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As of June 1, 2022, the U.S already donated over 6,500 FGM-148 Javelin anti-armor missiles to Ukraine (Picture source: U.S. Army)

Capabilities in this package include:
• High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition;
• 5 counter-artillery radars;
• 2 air surveillance radars;
• 1,000 FGM-142 Javelin missiles and 50 Command Launch Units;
• 6,000 anti-armor weapons;
• 15,000 155mm artillery rounds;
• 4 Mi-17 helicopters;
• 15 tactical vehicles;
• Spare parts and equipment.

The United States has now committed approximately $5.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $4.6 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion on February 24. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $7.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

Fact sheet on U.S. security assistance to Ukraine

United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:
• Over 1,400 FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
• Over 6,500 FGM-148 Javelin anti-armor systems;
• Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;
• Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (loitering ammunition, or ‘’suicide drones’’);
• 108 155mm M777 and M777A2 howitzers, and over 220,000 155mm artillery rounds;
• 90 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
• 15 tactical vehicles to recover equipment;
• HIMARS/High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
• 20 Mi-17 helicopters;
• Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (Humvees);
• 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
• Over 7,000 small arms;
• Over 50,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
• 75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
• 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
• Laser-guided rocket systems;
• Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones);
• Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
• 22 counter-artillery radars;
• 4 counter-mortar radars;
• 4 air surveillance radars;
• M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
• C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
• Tactical secure communications systems;
• Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
• Commercial satellite imagery services;
• Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
• Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (NRBC) protective equipment;
• Medical supplies to include first aid kits;
• Electronic jamming equipment;
• Field equipment and spare parts.

The United States also continues to work with its allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to defend itself.


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