The full list of military aid to Ukraine: As the war in Ukraine entered its four-month, the U.S. is sending yet another package of security assistance to Ukraine. Worth almost half a billion dollars, the new package of military aid focuses on long-range fires in an attempt to bolster the Ukrainian capabilities.
Advanced Rocket Systems to Ukraine
The latest weapon systems and security aid that the Pentagon is sending Ukraine are the following:
-36,000 rounds of 105mm ammunition;
-18 tactical vehicles to tow 155mm artillery;
-1,200 grenade launchers;
-2,000 machine guns;
-18 coastal and riverine patrol boats;
-Spare parts and other equipment.
The additional HIMARS platforms join four that are already in Ukraine and operating against Russian forces.
“Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $450 million to meet critical needs for Ukraine’s fight. This authorization is the thirteenth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021,” Acting Pentagon Press Secretary Todd Breasseale said in a press release.
In the last two years, the U.S. has committed to providing Ukraine with more than $6.8 billion in security assistance alone, with approximately $6.1 billion of that assistance given the war began more than four months ago on February 24. Since 2014, when Moscow first attacked Ukraine, the U.S. has provided Kyiv with more than $8.7 billion in security assistance.
“As President Biden told President Zelenskyy when they spoke last week, the United States will continue to bolster Ukraine’s defenses and support its sovereignty, its territorial integrity. The bravery and determination of the Ukrainian armed forces, let alone their fellow citizens, continues to inspire the world and we are committed to standing with them as they fight for their freedom,” National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said during a press briefing. (Kirby was promoted from Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs to his current position a few weeks ago.)
Total U.S. Security Aid for Ukraine, So Far…
Thus far, the Pentagon has provided or committed to providing the Ukrainian military with the following weapons systems:
-Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
-Over 6,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
-Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;
-Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
-126 155mm Howitzers and over 292,000 155mm artillery rounds;
-126 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
-19 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;
-8 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;
-Two Harpoon coastal defense systems;
-20 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 small arms 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;
-18 coastal and riverine patrol boats;
-22 counter-artillery radars;
-Four counter-mortar radars;
-Four 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.
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 Insider, Sandboxx, and SOFREP.