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A Story in Pictures: All of the Weapons America Has Given Ukraine to Fight Russia

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HIMARS Test by 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command.

Days after the last security aid package to Ukraine, the White House has greenlighted yet another shipment of military aid to Kyiv.

This is the 18th security aid package that the U.S. has committed to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

Worth $1 billion, the latest package includes more long-range fires ammunition, especially for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and M777 155mm howitzer.

$1 Billion in Weapons

The new package of military aid includes the following weapon systems and items:

Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);

75,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition;

20 120mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition;

Munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);

1,000 Javelin and hundreds of AT4 anti-armor systems;

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Image of Javelin anti-tank missile. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

50 armored medical treatment vehicles;

Claymore anti-personnel munitions;

C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment;

Medical supplies, to include first aid kits, bandages, monitors, and other equipment.

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AT4. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

The latest security aid package adds considerably to the total amount of funds committed to the Ukrainian military.

Since 2020, Washington has given or has committed to giving Ukraine approximately $9.8 billion in military aid—which is separate from the additional billions of dollars in economic and humanitarian assistance. And about $9.1 billion of that amount has been given to Kyiv since the war started. Indeed, in approximately the last 60 days, the U.S. has committed almost $4 billion of military assistance to Ukraine.

But the first security aid began in 2014, when Russia first invaded Ukraine in Crimea and the Donbas. Since then, the U.S. has committed to Ukraine more than $11 billion for weapon systems and related systems.

Weapons, Weapons, Weapons 

Since the Russian invasion started, the U.S. has provided or committed to providing Ukraine with the following weapon systems, munitions, military supplies, and non-lethal equipment:

Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;

Stinger Missiles

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 23, 2018) U.S. Marines with Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 28 Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Detachment, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a Stinger trainer missile at a Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier during a Stinger Trainer Launch Simulator (STLS) shoot aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Mediterranean Sea, March 23, 2018. Iwo Jima and the 26th MEU are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sylvia L. Tapia/Released)

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NATO Stinger missile. Image Credit: Creative Commons.

Over 7,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;

Over 20,000 other anti-armor systems;

Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;

126 155mm Howitzers and up to 561,000 155mm artillery rounds;

Multi-Domain Fires

A Soldier conducts registration and calibration for the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria, Sept. 30, 2021. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Isaiah J Scott

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Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2019. The Soldiers conducted a fire mission to disrupt known enemy positions. As long as Daesh presents a threat, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve remains committed to enabling its defeat. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)

72,000 105mm artillery rounds;

126 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;

22 Tactical Vehicles to recover equipment;

50 armored medical treatment vehicles;

16 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition;

Four Command Post vehicles;

Two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);

20 Mi-17 helicopters;

Counter-battery systems;

HIMARS

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, fire a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), a truck mounted multiple-rocket launcher system, during exercise Steel Knight at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012. The battalion conducted this historic live-fire exercise, simultaneously utilizing HIMARS, M777 Lightweight Howitzer and Expeditionary Fire Support System. This is the first time all three artillery weapons systems were fired during the same exercise. (DoD photo by LCpl Joseph Scanlan, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

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HIMARS attack. Image Credit: U.S. Military.

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Marines with Romeo Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, fire rockets from a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 1, 2013. Marines with 5/11 are deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz / Released)

Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;

200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;

Over 10,000 grenade launchers and small arms;

Over 59,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;

75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;

Approximately 700 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;

20 120mm mortar systems and 20,000 rounds of 120mm mortar ammunition;

Laser-guided rocket systems;

Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;

Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;

26 counter-artillery radars;

Four counter-mortar radars;

Four air surveillance radars;

Two harpoon coastal defense systems;

Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles

WATERS NEAR GUAM (Mar. 10, 2016) – Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) conducts a live fire of a harpoon missile during Multi-Sail 2016. Multi Sail is a bilateral training exercise aimed at interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise builds interoperability and benefits from realistic, shared training, enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Coffer/Released)

Harpoon Missile

A view of an RGM-84 surface-to-surface Harpoon missile, immediately after leaving a canister launcher aboard the cruiser USS LEAHY (CG-16), near the Pacific Missile Test Center, Calif.

18 coastal and riverine patrol boats;

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;

C-4 explosives, demolition munitions, and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;

Tactical secure communications systems;

Thousands of 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;

Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

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.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Yrral

    August 10, 2022 at 9:11 am

    And how much land has Ukrainain lost ,this war will be over ,when the winter set in 4 months,and the US will have nothing to show for it ,but a big money pit ,just like Afghanistan

  2. Jacksonian Libertarian

    August 10, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Who would have thought the West could destroy the Russian military by sending all its old munitions approaching their shelf life, combat testing most of its new smart weapons, and all without losing a single man.

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