U.S Sends $400 Million Worth Additional Military Aid to Ukraine

U.S Sends $400 Million Worth Additional Military Aid to Ukraine

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The United States and United Kingdom have both respectively announced recently aid packages to Ukraine of various compositions based on needs likely communicated to them by Ukrainian officials. Notably that includes preparations for winter.

The U.S Package included:

  • Missiles for HAWK air defense systems
  • Four Avenger air defense systems and Stinger missiles
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS)
  • 21,000 155mm artillery rounds
  • 500 precision-guided 155 artillery rounds
  • 10,000 120mm mortar rounds
  • 100 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs)
  • 400 grenade launchers
  • Small arms, optics, and more than 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
  • Demolition equipment for obstacle clearing
  • Cold weather protective gear

“The HAWK missiles, which will be refurbished using Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funds, will complement Spain’s recent commitment of HAWK launchers to help Ukraine meet this threat… The Avenger short-range air defense systems will also provide Ukraine with capability to protect Ukrainian troops and critical infrastructure against Unmanned Aerial Systems and helicopters. With Russia’s unrelenting and brutal air attacks on Ukrainian civilian critical infrastructure, additional air defense capabilities are critical. Funding to refurbish HAWK missiles will complement Spain’s recent commitment of HAWK launchers to help Ukraine meet this threat. The overhauled T-72B tanks included in this package are part of a trilateral, coordinated effort with the Netherlands and Czech Republic. Alongside the United States, the Netherlands will provide 45 additional T-72B Tanks with the support of the Czech Ministry of Defense and in cooperation with Czech industry.” – U.S DOD

The U.K Package included:

  • 25,000 set of extreme cold weather clothing
  • 20,000 sleeping bags
  • 150 insulated tents
  • 1,000 additional surface to air missiles “to help counter the Russian threat to Ukrainian infrastructure.”

The UK has now trained over 7,400 recruits from the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), and over 60 AFU Junior leaders, alongside eight partner nations in training efforts.