DOD announces $400M aid package to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / March 3, 2023 at 2:04 PM

The Defense Department today announced a new $400 million military aid package for Ukraine that will immediately transfer weapons from U.S. stocks.

The package, being funded via presidential “drawdown” authority, includes:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems;
  • Additional 155mm artillery rounds;
  • Additional 105mm artillery rounds;
  • Additional 25mm ammunition;
  • Armored Vehicle Launched Bridges;
  • Demolition munitions and equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Testing and diagnostic equipment to support vehicle maintenance and repair; and
  • Spare parts and other field equipment.

Today’s announcement follows a Feb. 24 aid package valued at $2 billion and funded through the Ukraine Security Initiative.

Earlier this week, Pentagon policy chief Colin Kahl said DOD has about $12 billion remaining in congressionally appropriated security assistance funds for Ukraine in fiscal year 2023.