New $625M aid package for Ukraine includes four more HIMARS

By Tony Bertuca / October 4, 2022 at 2:42 PM

The United States has authorized a $625 million military aid package for Ukraine that will allow for the immediate transfer of four more High Mobility Advanced Rocket Systems and other weapons, according to the Defense Department.

The aid is being provided via presidential “drawdown” authority, the 22nd such transfer since August 2021.

Along with the four HIMARS, the package includes:

  • 16 155 mm Howitzers
  • 75,000 155 mm artillery rounds
  • 500 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds
  • 1,000 155 mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) systems
  • 16 105 mm Howitzers
  • 30,000 120 mm mortar rounds
  • 200 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles
  • 200,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Obstacle emplacement equipment
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions

DOD said the U.S. has committed more than $17.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021, with more than $16.8 billion since the beginning of Russia’s ongoing invasion last February.

“To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities,” DOD said.