The Ukrainian Land Forces and Special Operations Forces has received a new batch of 20 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV; Humvee) M1151 armoured vehicles along with 84 boats. On Friday, the U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine said that said the delivery of 20 humvees to Ukrainian Land Forces and Special Operations Forces along with 84 boats for the Ukrainian Navy as part of the Ukrainian Security Assistance Initiative. Together with the new batch, the number of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles in the Ukrainian army has exceeded 100 units.
On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming majority (84-13) and on December 8, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives (335-78) approved the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA 2021). The document provides for the allocation of $250 million in security assistance to Ukraine, including $75 million for the purchase of lethal weapons for the Armed Forces, which is $25 million more than in 2020.
The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is a family of light, four-wheel drive, military trucks and utility vehicles produced by AM General. It has largely supplanted the roles previously performed by the original jeep, and others such as the Vietnam War-era M151 jeep, the M561 “Gama Goat”, their M718A1 and M792 ambulance versions, the Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV), and other light trucks. Primarily used by the United States military, it is also used by numerous other countries and organizations and even in civilian adaptations.