The US Department of Defense officially announced the allocation of a new package of defense assistance to Ukraine in the total amount of more than $2 billion on February 3, 2023, which provides for the supply of, among other things, air defense equipment, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank equipment, as well as missiles for HIMARS.
Source: The US Department of Defense
“The Ministry of Defense is announcing today the allocation of a new significant package of aid to Ukraine in the security sphere,” the Pentagon representative Patrick Ryder noted.
Patrick Ryder specified that the financing of the new aid is provided partly from the Presidential Drawdown in the amount of $425 million, as well as from the funds of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) in the amount of $1.75 billion.
The aid package will include:
- additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
- additional 155mm artillery rounds;
- additional 120mm mortar rounds;
- 190 heavy machine guns with thermal imagery sights and associated ammunition to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- 181 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles;
- 250 Javelin anti-armor systems;
- 2,000 anti-armor rockets;
- claymore anti-personnel munitions;
- demolitions munitions;
- cold weather gear, helmets, and other field equipment.
Under USAI, Ukraine will be provided with:
- two HAWK air defense firing units;
- anti-aircraft guns and ammunition;
- equipment to integrate Western air defense launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine’s air defense systems;
- equipment to sustain Ukraine’s existing air defense capabilities;
- air defense generators;
- counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- four air surveillance radars;
- 20 counter-mortar radars;
- spare parts for counter-artillery radars;
- puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
- precision-guided rockets;
- secure communications equipment;
- medical supplies;
- funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.
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