Biden Administration Announces Additional $1.3 Billion In Security Assistance for Ukraine
"This package, which includes critical air defense capabilities and munitions, will be provided as part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI)".
Department of Defense: Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced a new $1.3 billion security assistance package to support Ukraine's battlefield needs and underscore unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine.
The package includes NASAMS, 152mm rounds, mine clearing equipment, TOW missiles, UAS systems, aerial munitions, counter-UAS equipment, fuel trucks, tactical vehicles, port security equipment, communication systems, and support for training, maintenance, and sustainment activities.
This package, which includes critical air defense capabilities and munitions, will be provided as part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).
This USAI package highlights the continued U.S. commitment to meeting Ukraine's pressing requirements by committing critical near-term capabilities while also building the enduring capacity of Ukraine's Armed Forces to defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the mid and long term.
Unlike Presidential Drawdown authority, which DoD has continued to utilize to deliver equipment to Ukraine from DoD stocks at a historic pace, USAI is an authority under which the United States procures capabilities from industry or partners to then send to Ukraine.
This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide additional priority capabilities to Ukraine.