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The US allocates $2.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine

Apr 4, 2023

The US Department of Defense on Tuesday announced the allocation of another military aid package to Ukraine totaling $2.6 billion.

This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda.

The package consists of two parts: the first, worth $2.1 billion, is funded by the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, under which weapons are ordered from manufacturers rather than taken from the US armed forces' stockpiles.

These funds will finance additional ammunition for NASAMS systems, nine 30-mm anti-drone guns, 10 c-UAS mobile laser-guided missile systems, three air surveillance radars, 30-mm and 23-mm anti-aircraft ammunition, 130-mm and 122-mm artillery shells, 122-mm missiles for Grad systems, multiple launch rocket systems and ammunition, 120-mm and 81-mm mortar systems and ammunition, and 120-mm tank ammunition.


It also provides for Javelin anti-tank systems, precision aerial munitions, approximately 3,600 small arms and more than 23 million rounds of ammunition, seven tactical vehicles for evacuation of equipment, eight heavy fuel tankers and 105 fuel trailers, armored bridge systems, four logistics vehicles, trucks and ten trailers for transportation of heavy equipment, secure communications, including satellite communications, as well as training and funds for the maintenance of the above equipment.

The remaining $500 million, which is primarily for ammunition, will come from the Presidential Arms Reduction Initiative, which allows the US leader to transfer weapons from US stockpiles in an emergency.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/04/2023

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