The Defense Department announced another military aid package for Ukraine, this time valued at $600 million to include additional ammunition for long-range artillery, counter-drone systems, mine-clearing equipment and more.
The package, being sent via presidential “drawdown” authority, marks the 21st time the Biden administration has transferred equipment to Ukraine from U.S. stocks since August 2021.
Capabilities in the package include:
- Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
- 36,000 105 mm artillery rounds
- 1,000 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds
- Four counter-artillery radars
- Four trucks and eight trailers to transport heavy equipment
- Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Mine clearing equipment
- Claymore anti-personnel munitions
- Demolition munitions and equipment
- Small arms and ammunition
- Night vision devices, cold weather gear, and other field equipment
In total, the United States has committed approximately $15.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration, according to DOD.