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Biden Administration announces new security assistance for Ukraine

Among other things, Ukraine will get additional laser-guided munitions to counter.

Biden Administration announces new security assistance for Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs. This includes the drawdown of security assistance from DoD inventories valued at up to $125 million to meet Ukraine's immediate battlefield needs, as well as $300 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds to strengthen Ukraine's air defenсes over the long term.

Specific capabilities in this package include:

· Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);

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

· 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;

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

· Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;

· More than 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;

· Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;

· M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;

· 12 trucks to transport heavy equipment;

· Cold weather gear; and

· Spare parts, maintenance, and other field equipment.

Under USAI, the DoD will provide Ukraine with:

· Additional laser-guided munitions to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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