America's $1B Aid to Ukraine Includes Ammo for HIMARS, NASAMS Air Defense Systems

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America's $1B Aid to Ukraine Includes Ammo for HIMARS, NASAMS Air Defense Systems
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Ukraine will receive weapons worth $1 billion from the United States which will include ammunition for HIMARS multiple rocket launcher and NASAMS air defense systems.

On Monday, the Pentagon announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $1 billion. This authorization is the Biden Administration’s eighteenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. It is the largest single drawdown of U.S. arms and equipment utilizing this authority, and this package provides a significant amount of additional ammunition, weapons, and equipment - the types of which the Ukrainian people are using so effectively to defend their country.

The package will cover delivery of additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); 75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition; 20 120mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition; munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); 1,000 Javelin and hundreds of AT4 anti-armor systems; 50 armored medical treatment vehicles; Claymore anti-personnel munitions; C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment; Medical supplies, to include first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment.

In total, the United States has now committed approximately $9.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $11.8 billion in security assistance to Ukraine.

America's $1B Aid to Ukraine Includes Ammo for HIMARS, NASAMS Air Defense Systems
NASAMS air defense system
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