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US announces new $2 billion military aid package for Ukraine

Among other things, it includes ammunition for HIMARS, artillery shells and drones.

US announces new $2 billion military aid package for Ukraine
Photo: Presidential Office of Ukraine

On the anniversary of the large-scale Russian invasion, the US Department of Defence announces a new security assistance package to reaffirm the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's defenders and to strengthen its air defence, the Pentagon website reports.

“This package, which totals $2 billion, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) as part of our commitment to Ukraine's long-term security,” the message reads.

Specifically, the new package will provide additional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment, as well as critical ammunition stocks for artillery and precision fires capabilities that will bolster Ukraine's ability to repel Russian aggression.

The new security package includes:

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • Additional 155mm artillery rounds;
  • Munitions for laser-guided rocket systems;
  • CyberLux K8 UAS;
  • Switchblade 600 UAS;
  • Altius-600 UAS;
  • Jump 20 UAS;
  • Counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment;
  • Mine clearing equipment;
  • Secure communications support equipment;
  • Funding for training, maintenance, and sustainment.

The United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security assistance requirements for as long as it takes.

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