The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $275 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s twenty-fourth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. In total, the United States has committed more than $18.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021, including approximately $17.9 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24, 2022. Air defense capabilities have been, and will continue to be, a U.S. priority for Ukraine. As Secretary Austin said, the two initial NASAMS that the United States has committed to providing will be ready for delivery to Ukraine early next month and the United States is working with our Allies to transfer air defense systems of their own to Ukraine. 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.
Capabilities in this package include:
125 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
2,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
Small arms and more than 2,750,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
More than 1,300 anti-armor systems; and
Four satellite communications antennas.
The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV; colloquial: Humvee) is a family of light, four-wheel drive, military trucks and utility vehicles produced by AM General. Primarily used by the United States military, it is also used by numerous other countries and organizations and even in civilian adaptations. Humvees sold to Ukraine via the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program. 342 vehicles(since 2001) of ?1097?2/?1114/?998/M1152/?1116/M1025/HMMWV variants. Out of all vehicles around 110 are at the 95th Airmobile Brigade, 10 vehicles were donated to the Polish–Ukrainian Peace Force Battalion (POLUKRBAT). Reports say that after the Battle of Debaltseve insurgents were seen driving around in ‘Humvee-like’ vehicle. “Hundreds” of vehicles were pledged to be donated to Ukraine due to the Russian invasion in 2022. Over 200 vehicles were sent to Ukraine in October 2022.