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The Amount of Weapons the U.S. Has Sent to Ukraine Is Astounding

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On Friday, Canada joined France in announcing the delivery of heavy artillery to Ukraine.

A historic amount of weapons are being sent to Ukraine – In a matter of a few weeks, the U.S. has provided Ukraine with more weapons than the entire Ukrainian military budget. A response to the illegal and unprovoked Russian invasion, the security aid that the U.S. (and dozens of other countries) has been providing has been vital in stopping the Russian forces.

Indeed, American-made weapons have been wreaking havoc on Russian tanks and aircraft. But since the war started, there have been numerous packages of military aid, making it hard to understand what the Pentagon has committed to Ukraine.

Here is a breakdown of all the security aid so far.

The Ukraine Weapons Story so Far

The U.S. military has committed to providing its Ukrainian counterpart with the following weapons systems so far:

Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;

Over 5,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;

Over 14,000 other anti-armor systems;

Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;

90 155mm Howitzers and over 200,000 155mm artillery rounds;

72 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;

16 Mi-17 helicopters;

Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;

200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;

Over 7,000 small arms;

Over 50,000,000 rounds of ammunition;

75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;

121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;

Laser-guided rocket systems;

Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;

Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;

17 counter-artillery radars;

Four counter-mortar radars;

Two air surveillance radars;

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;

C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;

Tactical secure communications systems;

Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;

Commercial satellite imagery services;

Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;

Medical supplies to include first aid kits;

Electronic jamming equipment;

Field equipment and spare parts.

Billions in Security Aid for Ukraine

Last week, the Department of Defense authorized another package of security assistance to Ukraine valued at $150 million. The latest package of security assistance to Ukraine comes in the form of a drawdown, meaning that the White House has authorized the Pentagon to go to its arms stockpiles and get the weapon systems from there. This is the ninth equipment drawdown from the inventories of the U.S. military since last August.

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Spc. Thomas Johnson, a paralegal with HHC, 2nd Bde., shoots off an AT-4 round during weapon familiarization at the Udari range in Kuwait Jan. 30.
Soldiers of the 2nd Bde. Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division (Light) are currently preparing for their Operation Iraqi Freedom rotation.

In the last two years, the U.S. has committed to providing Ukraine with more than $4.5 billion in security assistance alone, with approximately $3.8 billion of that assistance given since the first Russian forces stepped into Ukraine on February 24.

But the Pentagon is highly likely to be sending more security aid to Ukraine. Congress is now deliberating on an approximately $40 billion security, economic, and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine.

Javelin Missile

“In the mean time, however, we continue to urge Congress to pass the president’s supplemental request, which he asked for $33 billion, $5 billion of that would include drawdown authority—additional draw down authority—so that we can continue uninterrupted, providing things out of our own stocks,” Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said during a press briefing on Tuesday.

Should the package be approved, the Pentagon will have more than $20 billion at its disposal to use to buy new weapons or supply Ukraine with weapons from its stockpiles.

1945’s New Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist specializing in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business InsiderSandboxx, and SOFREP.

1945’s Defense and National Security Columnist, Stavros Atlamazoglou is a seasoned defense journalist with specialized expertise in special operations, a Hellenic Army veteran (national service with the 575th Marine Battalion and Army HQ), and a Johns Hopkins University graduate. His work has been featured in Business Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. aldol11

    May 11, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    90 155mm Howitzers and over 200,000 155mm artillery rounds;
    this, coupled with counter battery radars or GPS guide munitiions, will make mincemeat of Russian armor and artillery

  2. Alex

    May 12, 2022 at 10:16 am

    OK. In Ukraine, 10,000 Russian and 1,000 Russian tanks are destroyed every day. It’s not even funny to read, but it’s not interesting anymore. Let’s talk about the collapsed Russian economy:

    The Russian ruble has become the best world currency in 2022. On Thursday, May 12, Bloomberg reported.

    According to the latest data, the ruble has grown by 11 percent against the dollar since the beginning of 2022. Thus, it has become the leader among the 31 major currencies monitored by the agency’s experts.

    The strengthening of the currency came after the measures taken by the Russian government against the backdrop of Western sanctions, writes Bloomberg. It is clarified that the authorities introduced capital controls, and also obliged exporters to sell foreign exchange earnings. In particular, in March, the President of Russia announced a new procedure for paying for gas by European consumers.

    As similar examples, the authors of the article cite the Turkish lira and the Argentine peso, which failed to achieve maximum growth rates after the decisions of the governments of these countries. The Russian currency, on the contrary, responded well to the measures taken, Bloomberg experts conclude.

    Only facts, not squeals and fantasies of Bandera Nazis and Slavophobes.

  3. Alex

    May 12, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Russia’s oil revenues have grown by 50% since the beginning of the year, despite trade restrictions imposed after the start of a special operation in Ukraine, writes Bloomberg citing a report by the International Energy Agency.

    “Russia has earned approximately $20 billion monthly since the beginning of 2022 from cumulative sales of oil and petroleum products at an export level of 8 million barrels per day,” the document says. As the IEA noted, supplies from Russia continue to flow despite the fact that the EU is currently discussing a ban on energy imports, and major international oil companies Shell and Total Energy promise to stop purchases.

    Russian energy resources are in high demand in Asia, especially in India and China. Experts emphasize that the reduction in the supply of refined products from Russia, such as diesel fuel, fuel oil and naphtha, has exacerbated tensions on world markets. At the same time, stocks of so-called middle distillates (some types of petroleum products that are obtained as a result of the distillation of hydrocarbons, including heating and marine fuels) are at their lowest level since 2008.

    Another collapse of the Russian economy. I am sure that in Russia they clap and thank you.

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