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USA announces additional security assistance for Ukraine

USA announces additional security assistance for Ukraine
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The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine's critical security and defence needs. It includes additional ammunition for US-provided HIMARS, additional howitzers, artillery and mortar rounds, and anti-armour capabilities that Ukraine is using to push back against Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression valued at up to $300 million.

The capabilities in this package include:

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

· 155mm Howitzers;

· 155mm artillery rounds;

· 120mm, 81mm, and 60mm mortar rounds;

· Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;

· AT-4 and Carl Gustaf anti-armor weapon systems;

· Hydra-70 aircraft rockets;

· Small arms and small arms ammunition;

· Demolition munitions for obstacle clearing;

· Trucks and trailers to transport heavy equipment;

· Testing and diagnostic equipment to support vehicle maintenance and repair;

· Spare parts and other field equipment.

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