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Additional $625 Million US Security Assistance for Ukraine

Library image of a US Army MaxxPro MRAP, Baghdad, July 2008 [© Carl Schulze]

The US Department of Defence has today announced authorisation of an additional $625 million in security assistance for Ukraine.

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For Immediate Release, Washington DC, 04 October 2022: Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorisation of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $625 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defence needs. This authorisation is the Biden Administration’s twenty-second drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Capabilities in this package include:

  • Four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and associated ammunition;
  • 16 155mm Howitzers;
  • 75,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 500 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 1,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems;
  • 16 105mm Howitzers;
  • 30,000 120mm mortar rounds;
  • 200 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles;
  • 200,000 rounds of small arms ammunition;
  • Obstacle emplacement equipment;
  • Claymore anti-personnel munitions.

In total, the United States has committed more than $17.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $19.6 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and more than $16.8 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.

Library image of a US Army M142 HIMARS, 17 October 2020 [US Army: Russell Gamache]

To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.

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