Right now, the Division of Protection (DoD) introduced roughly $1.1 billion in further safety help for Ukraine beneath the Ukraine Safety Help Initiative (USAI). This USAI package deal underscores the U.S. dedication to persevering with to assist Ukraine over the long run. It represents a multi-year funding in crucial capabilities to construct the enduring power of Ukraine’s Armed Forces because it continues to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory within the face of Russian aggression. Not like Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), which DoD has continued to leverage to ship tools to Ukraine from DoD shares at a historic tempo, USAI is an authority beneath which the USA procures capabilities from business.

Armored Excessive Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Automobiles (HMMWVs)

Capabilities embrace:
18 Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket Programs (HIMARS) and related ammunition; 150 Armored Excessive Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Automobiles (HMMWVs); 150 Tactical Automobiles to tow weapons; 40 vehicles and 80 trailers to move heavy tools; Two radars for Unmanned Aerial Programs; 20 multi-mission radars; Counter-Unmanned Aerial Programs; Tactical safe communications methods, surveillance methods, and optics; Explosive ordnance disposal tools; Physique armor and different discipline tools and Funding for coaching, upkeep, and sustainment.


M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
M142 Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

This announcement represents the start of a contracting course of to supply further precedence capabilities to Ukraine within the mid- and long-term. In complete, the USA has now dedicated roughly $16.9 billion in safety help to Ukraine since January 2021. Since 2014, the USA has dedicated roughly $19 billion in safety help to Ukraine greater than $16.2 billion because the starting of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24. By each PDA and USAI, DoD continues to work with Ukraine to satisfy each its instant and longer-term safety help wants. Along with U.S. Allies and companions, unified efforts will assist Ukraine proceed to achieve success at this time whereas constructing the enduring power of Ukraine’s forces to make sure the continued freedom and independence of the Ukrainian folks.