DOD announces $275M aid package for Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / May 24, 2024 at 3:00 PM

The Defense Department announced the transfer of $275 million in U.S. weapons to Ukraine today, highlighting the provision of additional precision-strike rockets for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and other munitions.

Along with the additional HIMARS rockets, the package includes:

  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 60mm mortar rounds;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • Precision aerial munitions;
  • Small arms and additional rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
  • Demolitions munitions;
  • Anti-armor mines;
  • Tactical vehicles to recover equipment;
  • Helmets, body armor, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment; and
  • Spare parts, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

The announcement accounts for the 58th transfer of U.S. weapons to Ukraine via Presidential Drawdown Authority since August 2021.

“It is the fifth security assistance package the president has authorized since signing the national security supplemental last month, and the third package the president has using Presidential Drawdown Authorities,” DOD said.