Six NASAMs, Vampire Counter-UAS System in $3B Independence Day Gift for Ukraine

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Six NASAMs, Vampire Counter-UAS System in $3B Independence Day Gift for Ukraine
NASAM System Missiles: Kongsberg image

In the biggest tranche of security assistance for Ukraine to date, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced $3 billion in arms transfers for Ukraine on its Independence Day under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

Unlike Presidential Drawdown (PDA), which DoD has continued to leverage to deliver equipment to Ukraine from DoD stocks at a historic pace, USAI is an authority under which the United States procures capabilities from industry.

This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide additional priority capabilities to Ukraine in the mid- and long-term to ensure Ukraine can continue to defend itself as an independent, sovereign and prosperous state. It is the biggest tranche of security assistance for Ukraine to date.

Six NASAMs, Vampire Counter-UAS System in $3B Independence Day Gift for Ukraine
Puma reconnaissance drone

Today's package includes:

Six additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) with additional munitions for NASAMS;
Up to 245,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;
Up to 65,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition;
Up to 24 counter-artillery radars;
Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and support equipment for Scan Eagle UAS systems;
VAMPIRE Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems;
Laser-guided rocket systems;
Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

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