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Fact Sheet on US Security Assistance for Ukraine

Library image of M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers ~ here in Lithuanian service on an exercise in Estonia [©Bob Morrison]

On the evening of Friday 22nd April the US Department of Defence issued a Fact Sheet on US Security Assistance for Ukraine.

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For Immediate Release, Washington DC, 22 April 2022: As of April 22, the United States has now committed more than $4 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $3.4 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24.

On April 21, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorisation of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $800 million tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today’s fight as Russian forces launch a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine. This authorisation is the eighth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Library image of a US Army Stinger MANPADS team in Romania [© Bob Morrison]

As of April 22, United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:

  • Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Over 5,500 Javelin anti-armour systems;
  • Over 14,000 other anti-armour systems;
  • Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 90 155mm Howitzers and 183,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 72 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
  • 16 Mi-17 helicopters;
  • Hundreds of Armoured High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • 200 M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers;
  • Over 7,000 small arms;
  • Over 50,000,000 rounds of ammunition;
  • 75,000 sets of body armour and helmets;
  • 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket systems;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
  • 14 counter-artillery radars;
  • Four counter-mortar radars;
  • Two air surveillance radars;
  • M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
  • Commercial satellite imagery services;
  • Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • Medical supplies to include first aid kits.

The United States also continues to work with its Allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with additional capabilities. The United States will continue to utilise all available tools to support Ukraine’s Armed Forces in the face of Russian aggression.

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