DOD sending $325M military aid package to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / April 19, 2023 at 2:04 PM

The Defense Department announced today it intends to transfer $325 million in U.S. weapons to Ukraine, specifically highlighting long-range munitions.

The aid, being funded via presidential “drawdown” authority that will transfer weapons directly from U.S. stocks, is the 36th such package that has been authorized by the Biden administration since August 2021.

The package includes:

• Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);

• 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;

• Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;

• AT-4 anti-armor weapon systems;

• Anti-tank mines;

• Demolition munitions for obstacle clearing;

• Over nine million rounds of small arms ammunition;

• Four logistics support vehicles;

• Precision aerial munitions;

• Testing and diagnostic equipment to support vehicle maintenance and repair;

• Port and harbor security equipment;

• Spare parts and other field equipment.