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US sends Ukraine another $400 million in military hardware from its own supply


The U.S. is once more dipping into its personal inventory of navy {hardware}, together with 21,000 155mm artillery rounds to 100 Humvees, to help Ukraine in its combat towards a Russian invasion that started in February.

On Thursday, the Pentagon introduced a $400 million safety help package deal for Kyiv, Protection Division officers instructed reporters.

Topping the listing are missiles for the HAWK air protection programs; 4 Avenger air protection programs and Stinger missiles. Additionally being despatched are extra ammo for the Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Methods (HIMARS) which were thought of a game-changer on the battlefield.

The authorization introduced Thursday is the Biden administration’s twenty fifth drawdown of kit from Protection Division inventories since August 2021.

“With Russia’s unrelenting and brutal air assaults on Ukrainian civilian and significant infrastructure, extra air protection capabilities are important,” Sabrina Singh, a Protection Division spokeswoman, instructed reporters on the Pentagon. 

Citing safety issues, Pentagon officers didn’t say what number of HAWK missiles can be despatched to Ukraine. They are going to be refurbished utilizing Ukraine Safety Help Initiative Funds and can “complement” Spain’s latest promise to ship HAWK launchers to Ukraine.

“The Avenger short-range air protection programs may even present Ukraine with the aptitude to guard Ukrainian troops and significant infrastructure towards [drones] and helicopters,” Ms. Singh mentioned.

The U.S. additionally will ship Ukraine 500 precision-guided 155mm rounds; 10,000 120mm mortar rounds, and greater than 20,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition. Additionally included are 400 grenade launchers, demolition gear, and cold-weather protecting gear.

The U.S. has dedicated greater than $18 billion in safety help to Ukraine because the begin of Russia’s invasion, Protection Division officers mentioned.


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