Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

US government announces new military aid package for Ukraine

Patriot ukraine air defense
Patriot SAMs in Ukraine. Photo: Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov via X
US government announces new military aid package for Ukraine

On 9 June 2023, the US Department of Defense announced an additional security assistance package for Ukraine.

The new package, which totals up to $2.1 billion and includes critical air defense and ammunition capabilities, is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), according to the US Department of Defense.

This military aid package includes the following capabilities:

  • Additional munitions for Patriot air defense systems;
  • HAWK air defense systems and missiles;
  • 105-mm and 203-mm artillery rounds;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket system munitions;
  • Support for training, maintenance, and sustainment activities.

“This USAI package illustrates the continued commitment to both Ukraine’s critical near-term capabilities as well as the enduring capacity of Ukraine’s Armed Forces to defend its territory and deter Russian aggression over the long term,” according to the US Department of Defense’s statement. “The United States will continue to work with its Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security assistance requirements.”

Unlike the US Presidential Drawdown authority, which the US Department of Defense has continued to leverage to deliver equipment to Ukraine from the US Department of Defense stocks, USAI is an authority under which the US government procures capabilities from industry or partners. This military aid package marks the beginning of a contracting process to provide additional priority capabilities to Ukraine, according to the US Department of Defense.

Related:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Related Posts