DOD sends new $100M weapons package to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / May 19, 2022 at 3:26 PM

The Defense Department is transferring $100 million in U.S. weapons to Ukraine, including 18 155 mm howitzers with 18 towing vehicles, and three AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars.

The announcement, made by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby, is the 10th transfer of U.S. weapons to Ukraine using presidential “drawdown authority” since August 2021.

The announcement follows Congress’ passage of a $40 billion emergency supplemental bill to aid Ukraine.

The Pentagon noted the United States has now committed approximately $4.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration, including approximately $3.9 billion since the beginning of the ongoing Russian military invasion.