USA announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth $2B

US Department of Defense noted on February 24, 2023, that the United States would provide Ukraine with a new package of security assistance in the total amount of $2 billion.

Source: US Department of Defense

“Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) is announcing a new security assistance package to reaffirm the steadfast support of the United States for Ukraine’s brave defenders and strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses. This package, which totals $2 billion, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) as part of our commitment to Ukraine’s long-term security,” informed the US Department of Defense.

According to the Pentagon, the package includes additional unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and anti-UAS, electronic warfare equipment, as well as critical stockpiles of artillery ammunition and precision fire capabilities that will strengthen Ukraine’s ability to attack Russian troops.

In particular, the aid package will contain:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • additional 155mm artillery rounds;
  • munitions for laser-guided rocket systems;
  • cyberLux K8 UAS;
  • switchblade 600 UAS;
  • altius-600 UAS;
  • jump 20 UAS;
  • counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment;
  • mine clearing equipment;
  • secure communications support equipment;
  • funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

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