The U.S. Transportation Command sent the first shipment of Bradley infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Ukraine as part of a $2.85 billion U.S. military aid package.
The U.S. Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) reported about it on its official website.
Freight containing more than 60 IFVs left the shores of North Charleston, South Carolina, on January 25.
Bradleys are armored fighting vehicle that transport infantry in combat zones and provide supportive fires.
“The Bradley is a very powerful vehicle that we are providing to the Ukrainians,” said Army Lt. Col. Rebecca D’Angelo, 841st Transportation Battalion commander. “This is going to hopefully enhance their capabilities to provide forward advancement in the battlefield and regain lost grounds, by having equipment that matches or exceeds what the Russians have.”
Along with the 60 Bradleys, the Biden Administration has announced an additional $2.5 billion in security assistance, comprising more fighting vehicles, ammunition, missiles, and Stryker armored personnel carriers.
This brings the total U.S. contribution to the effort to $27.1 billion since the Russian invasion began in February 2022.