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M113, Bradley, boats and missiles: US announces new military aid package

M113, Bradley, boats and missiles: US announces new military aid package

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The United States Department of Defense announced the provision of a new military aid package to Ukraine, the total cost of which is estimated at $400 million.

This is stated in the message of the US defense department.

This military aid package is provided through the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) program and is the fifty-seventh the Biden administration will provide to Ukraine from Department of Defense stockpiles beginning in August 2021.

New security assistance for the purpose of closing the urgent needs of Ukraine, in particular in air defense, artillery ammunition, armored vehicles and anti-tank weapons.

The US Department of Defense details that the package includes:

  • Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems;
  • Additional munitions for NASAMS air defense systems;
  • Stinger anti-aircraft missiles;
  • Equipment to integrate Western launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine’s systems;
  • Additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems(HIMARS) and ammunition;
  • 155-mm and 105-mm artillery rounds;
  • Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles;
  • M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles;
  • Trailers to transport heavy equipment;
  • Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
  • Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
  • Precision aerial munitions;
  • High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs);
  • Small arms and additional rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
  • Demolitions munitions and equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Coastal and riverine patrol boats;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • Spare parts, training munitions, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.

“The United States will continue to work together with some 50 Allies and partners to ensure Ukraine’s brave defenders receive the critical capabilities needed to fight Russian aggression,” it stated.

As in the previous aid package, attention is drawn to a point with the integration of launchers, missiles and radars with Ukrainian air defense systems, better known as FrankenSAM.

As previously reported, the United States under the FrankenSAM project helped Ukraine get two types of anti-aircraft missile systems capable of using Western missiles.

Military aid from the United States

On April 26, Militarnyi reported that the administration of United States President Joseph Biden had announced the provision of a $6 billion military aid package to Ukraine.

The past package of assistance was provided within the framework of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) program. As part of this program, the United States purchases weapons from American industry or partners.

As previously reported, on the previous military aid package “Militarnyi” spoke on April 24.

In general, the package was formed to transmit a large number of missile weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles – namely short-range AIM-9M aerial missiles, RIM-7 missiles, as well as Stinger MANPADS.

The list also includes anti-tank rocket launchers, including portable anti-tank missile systems TOW, Javeline and AT-4 grenade launchers.

Among other things, the list indicates the transfer of a large amount of ammunition to the artillery systems of 105- and 155-mm caliber, as well as the firearms.

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