U.S. announced new security assistance package for Ukraine, second in just two weeks – Technology Org

Yesterday, the US Department of Defense authorized the delivery of a new military assistance package for Ukraine. This is the second round of military aid in January, with an approximate value of $2.5 billion.

Additional M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles are included in this round of military assistance.  Image credit: US DoD

Additional M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles are included in this round of military assistance. Image credit: US DoD

The announced list of equipment will be provided through a mechanism of a Presidential Drawdown, which means the weapons and equipment will be taken from the stocks of the US army to ensure a speedy delivery.

This is the Biden Administration’s thirtieth drawdown of equipment from the country’s inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. The total value of American assistance in this January alone reached approximately $5.575 billion. The earlier round was announced on Jan. 6, 2003.

This time, Ukraine will receive hundreds of armored vehicles to support its defensive forces. As previously promised, the list of deliveries includes Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (59 units) and Stryker Armored personnel Carriers (90 units).

An optically tracked wire guided (TOW) missile launched from a Stryker Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) vehicle.  Image credit: US DoD

An optically tracked wire guided (TOW) missile launched from a Stryker Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) vehicle. Image credit: US DoD

Additionally, Ukraine will receive 53 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs), 350 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), as well as additional ammunition support vehicles, mobile command posts, tactical equipment towing vehicles, and eight Avenger air defense systems.

New military assistance: full list (Jan. 19, 2023)

The full list of the provided equipment and munitions is provided below:

  • Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
  • Eight Avenger air defense systems;
  • 59 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) with 590 TOW anti-tank missiles and 295,000 rounds of 25mm ammunition;
  • 90 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) with 20 mine rollers;
  • 53 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs);
  • 350 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs);
  • 20,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • Approximately 600 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 95,000 105mm artillery rounds;
  • Approximately 11,800 120mm mortar rounds;
  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • 12 ammunition support vehicles;
  • 6 command post vehicles;
  • 22 tactical vehicles to two weapons;
  • High-speed anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • Approximately 2,000 anti-armor rockets;
  • over 3,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Claymore anti-personnel equipment;
  • night vision devices;
  • Spare parts and other field equipment.

The US Department of Defense noted in the press release, that the Kremlin continues its brutal attacks against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. That is why this package was formed to include additional NASAMS munitions, Avenger air defense systems, additional rockets for HIMARS systems, an undisclosed number of High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs).

With newly provided 59 Bradley IFVs and the 90 Stryker APCs Ukraine will now have an armored capability equal to two military brigades.

To this date, the United States has committed more than $29.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014, and more than $26.7 billion since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.


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