More HIMARS and half a thousand drones headed to Ukraine in latest U.S. package

Ще більше HIMARS і півтисячі безпілотників, — нова допомога від США

The U.S. Department of Defense will provide 580 Phoenix Ghost drones and four high-mobility artillery rocket systems to Ukraine as part of the latest security package to help in the fight against Russian invaders.

Yesterday, 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.

White House national security council spokesman John Kirby also acknowledged that U.S. officials have begun discussions on potential aircraft acquisition for Ukrainian pilots as part of long-term partnering with America.

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