US announces new $2.6 billion aid package to Ukraine, including ammunition for HIMARS

04.04.2023, 18:44
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The United States has announced a new $2.6 billion aid package for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the press service of the Pentagon reported on Tuesday.

It includes ammunition for HIMARS and Patriot, 155-mm and 105-mm artillery rounds. 

The U.S. Department of Defense reported that the new aid package consists of $2.1 billion allocated under the USAI (Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative) program, and the remaining $500 million is aid withdrawn from existing U.S. reserves.

The list of weapons that the States will transfer from their arsenals:

→ munitions for Patriot air defense systems;
→ ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
→ 155-mm and 105-mm artillery rounds;
→ 120-mm mortar rounds;
→ 120-mm and 105-mm tank ammunition;
→ 25-mm ammunition;
→ Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
→ about 400 grenade launchers and 200,000 ammunition rounds;
→ 11 tactical vehicles for equipment evacuation;
→ 61 heavy fuel tankers;
→ 10 trucks and 10 trailers for transporting heavy equipment;
→ equipment for maintenance and repair of vehicles;
→ spare parts and other field equipment.

As part of the USAI program, Washington will transfer:

→ munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
→ nine 30-mm gun trucks to counter drones;
→ 10 mobile c-UAS laser-guided rocket systems;
→ three air surveillance radars;
→ 30-mm and 23-mm anti-aircraft ammunition;
→ 130-mm and 122-mm artillery rounds;
→ 122-mm Grad rockets;
→ rocket launchers and ammunition;
→ 120-mm and 81-mm mortar systems;
→ 120-mm, 81-mm and 60-mm mortar rounds;
→ 120-mm tank ammunition;
→ Javelin anti-armor systems;
→ anti-tank rockets;
→ high-precision aerial munitions;
→ about 3,600 small arms and over 23 million small arms rounds;
→ seven tactical vehicles for the evacuation of equipment;
→ eight heavy fuel tankers and 105 fuel trailers;
→ armored bridging systems;
→ four logistics support vehicles;
→ trucks and 10 trailers for transporting heavy equipment;
→ secure communication equipment;
→ SATCOM terminals and services;
→ financing of training, maintenance and support.

On March 20, the United States announced a new package of military aid to Ukraine worth $350 million, including HIMARS rounds, HARM missiles and other weapons.

On March 22, the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the U.S. budget for 2024 will continue to support Ukraine in the security, economic, energy and humanitarian spheres.

Blinken also assured that the United States will support Ukraine to guarantee the strategic defeat of Putin.

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