DOD sends $400M weapons package to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / July 25, 2023 at 1:15 PM

The Defense Department today announced a $400 million rapid transfer of U.S. weapons to Ukraine.

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

  • Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
  • 120mm and 60mm mortar rounds;
  • 32 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and other anti-armor systems and rockets;
  • Hornet Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Hydra-70 aircraft rockets;
  • Tactical air navigation systems;
  • Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
  • Over 28 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
  • Night vision devices and thermal imagery systems; and
  • Spare parts, training munitions, and other field equipment.

The action is the 43rd drawdown of U.S. equipment for Ukraine since August 2021.

The weapons shipment comes as Ukraine continues to deploy forces in a counteroffensive against Russia.