The US Defense Department announced the authorization of another round of security assistance for Ukraine in a package valued at up to $275 million.
This presidential drawdown includes additional arms, munitions, and equipment from Pentagon inventories, and brings the total US military assistance for Ukraine to more than $18.5 billion since the beginning of the Biden administration.
In addition to announcing the additional equipment deliveries, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said the delivery of eight National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) would most likely take place next month, with training on the system currently underway.
When it comes to the $275M package, it will include additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), 500 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds, 2,000 155 mm rounds of remote anti-armor mine systems, over 1,300 anti-armor systems, including AT4 anti-tank weapons and shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons, 125 Humvees, as well as mall arms with more than 2.75 million rounds.
Four satellite communications antennas to augment Ukraine’s communications capabilities, which include Starlink, will also be included.
Allies and partners are also providing security assistance to Ukraine, she said. Spain will be delivering HAWK surface-to-air missiles, and Germany will be delivering more IRIS-T air defense systems.
“We’re extremely pleased that our partners and allies have been donating these systems to Ukraine,” Singh added.