DOD: $270 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine
WASHINGTON - Immediate release from the Department of Defense. Attributed to Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale: Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $270 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes President Biden’s announcement of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as well as $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds.
The Presidential Drawdown is the sixteenth such drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine that the Biden Administration has authorized since August 2021. Capabilities in this package include additional quantities of weapons systems and equipment that Ukrainians have been using so effectively on the battlefield to defend their country, including:
Four additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and additional ammunition for HIMARS; Four Command Post Vehicles; 36,000 rounds of 105mm ammunition; Additional anti-armor weapons, spare parts, and other equipment. Under USAI, the DoD will also provide Ukraine with: Up to 580 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Unlike Presidential Drawdown, USAI is an authority under which the United States procures capabilities from industry rather than delivering equipment that is drawn down from DoD stocks. This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide additional capabilities to Ukraine's Armed Forces.
The United States has now committed approximately $8.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. The United States continues to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its evolving battlefield requirements.
In total, the United States has committed approximately $8.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $7.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.
On July 22, the Department of Defense announced $270 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine, including our sixteenth Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as well as $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funds. United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:
Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems; Over 6,500 Javelin anti-armor systems; Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems; Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems; 126 155mm Howitzers and up to 411,000 155mm artillery rounds; 72,000 105mm artillery rounds; 126 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers; 22 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
16 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition; Four Command Post vehicles; Two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); 20 Mi-17 helicopters; Counter-battery systems; Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles; 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers; Over 10,000 grenade launchers and small arms; Over 59,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
75,000 sets of body armor and helmets; Approximately 700 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems; Laser-guided rocket systems; Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems; Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels; 26 counter-artillery radars; Four counter-mortar radars; Four air surveillance radars; Two harpoon coastal defense systems; 18 coastal and riverine patrol boats;
M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions; C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing; Tactical secure communications systems; Thousands of night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders; Commercial satellite imagery services; Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment; Medical supplies to include first aid kits; Electronic jamming equipment; Field equipment and spare parts; Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.
The United States also continues to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to defend itself.
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