Biden Administration Announced 1.3B USD Aid Package to Ukraine

At 1250 EST, the U.S. Department of Defense announced one of the largest single aid packages to Ukraine, worth 1.3B USD. The below items are included in the package:

  1. Four National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions;
  2. 152mm artillery rounds;
  3. Mine clearing equipment;
  4. Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  5. Phoenix Ghost and Switchblade Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS);
  6. Precision aerial munitions;
  7. Counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment;
  8. 150 fuel trucks;
  9. 115 tactical vehicles to tow and haul equipment;
  10. 50 tactical vehicles to recover equipment;
  11. Port and harbor security equipment;
  12. Tactical secure communications systems;
  13. Support for training, maintenance, and sustainment activities.

The NASAMS are especially needed by Ukrainian tactical formations that face Russian TACAIR and LRA strikes during the counteroffensive as well as resupplying embattled air defense batteries defending key infrastructure in deep battle areas.