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US DOD announces additional security assistance for Ukraine.

| 2023

On March 20, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the thirty-fourth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021 and is valued at up to $350 million.
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U.S. soldiers assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, along with Polish and Ukrainian multinational partners, acted as observers/controllers for Ukrainian soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 80th Airmobile Brigade during mortar live-fire, Nov. 9, 2022, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (Picture source: U.S. Army)

The news package includes :
• Ammunition for M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
• 155mm artillery rounds;
• 25mm ammunition for Bradley Fighting Vehicles
• High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
• 81mm and 60mm mortars and mortar rounds;
AT-4 anti-armor weapon systems;
• Grenade launchers, small arms, and associated ammunition;
• Demolition munitions and equipment for obstacle clearing;
• Mine clearing equipment;
• Heavy fuel tankers;
• Thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
• Riverine patrol boats;
• Testing and diagnostic equipment to support vehicle maintenance and repair;
• Spare parts and other field equipment.

To meet Ukraine's evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.

Defense News March 2023

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