A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Air Mobility Command prepares Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022.
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Air Mobility Command prepares Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022.

US Department of Defense Pledges $675 Million in Additional Aid Package to Ukraine

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $675 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twentieth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. In addition, State Department notified Congress of our intent to make $2 billion available in long-term investments in Foreign Military Financing: $1 billion to bolster the security of Ukraine and $1 billion for 17 of Ukraine’s regional neighbors.

In total, the United States has committed approximately $15.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $17.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $14.5 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24. To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.

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Airmen assigned to the 305th Aerial Port Squadron upload Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions onto a Boeing 767 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022.
Airmen assigned to the 305th Aerial Port Squadron upload Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions onto a Boeing 767 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matt Porter)

Capabilities in this package include:
Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
Four 105mm Howitzers and 36,000 105mm artillery rounds;
Additional High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARM);
100 Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV);
1.5 million rounds of small arms ammunition;
More than 5,000 anti-armor systems;
1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
Additional grenade launchers and small arms;
50 armored medical treatment vehicles;
Night vision devices and other field equipment.

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Air Mobility Command prepares Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022.
A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Air Mobility Command prepares Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 13, 2022. The munitions cargo is part of an additional security assistance package for Ukraine. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matt Porter)

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