DOD announces new $450M package for Ukraine with four HIMARS

By Tony Bertuca / June 23, 2022 at 4:53 PM

The Defense Department today announced plans to transfer $450 million in military equipment to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

The package, according to DOD, also includes 36,000 rounds of 105 mm ammunition, 18 tactical vehicles to tow 155 mm artillery, 1,200 grenade launchers, 2,000 machine guns, and 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats.

The United States has already sent Ukraine four HIMARS units so the country can continue to defend itself against an ongoing Russian invasion.

This most recent transfer is the 13th package sent to Ukraine under the president’s “drawdown” authority.

“The United States has now committed approximately $6.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $6.1 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24,” according to DOD.