DOD announces $375M package for Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / May 22, 2023 at 9:57 AM

The Defense Department on Sunday announced a $375 million aid package for Ukraine.

The package, being funded via presidential “drawdown” authority that will directly transfer weapons from U.S. stocks includes:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket system munitions;
  • Demolition munitions;
  • Armored bridging systems;
  • Armored medical treatment vehicles;
  • Trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment;
  • Logistics support equipment;
  • Thermal imagery systems;
  • Spare parts and other field equipment.

The action is the 38th drawdown from U.S. inventories being sent to Ukraine since August 2021.

Last week, the Pentagon announced that, due to a significant accounting error, it had overvalued $3 billion more for Ukraine than it originally projected.