$400 million in additional security aid for Ukraine

0 million in additional security aid for Ukraine

$400 million in additional security aid for Ukraine

4 November 2022

On November 4, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced approximately $400 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

This USAI package underscores the continued US commitment to supporting Ukraine to meet their most pressing needs, while also building the capacity of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defend its sovereignty over the long term.

Unlike the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), which the DoD continues to leverage to deliver equipment to Ukraine from DoD stock at a historical pace, the USAI is the authority under which the United States purchases capacities from industry. This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process to provide Ukraine with additional priority capacity. Capabilities include:

  • funding to renew HAWK air defense missiles for inclusion in a future presidential drawdown package;
  • 45 refurbished T-72B tanks with improved optics, communications and armor package;
  • 1,100 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial System;
  • 40 armored river boats;
  • Grants for the Refurbishment of 250 M1117 Armored Defense Vehicles;
  • tactical secure communication systems and surveillance systems; And
  • Funding for training, maintenance and upkeep.

In total, the United States has now committed more than $18.9 billion in security aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $21 billion in security aid to Ukraine and more than $18.2 billion since the start of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24.

Through both the PDA and the USAI, DoD continues to work with Ukraine to meet its immediate and long-term security assistance needs. With Russia’s relentless and brutal air strikes on Ukraine’s civilian critical infrastructure, additional air defense capabilities are critical. The funding for the refurbishment of the HAWK missiles will complement Spain’s recent commitment to HAWK launchers to help Ukraine counter this threat.

Included in this package were the overhauled T-72B tanks a . are part of Tripartite, coordinated effort with the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, Along with the United States, the Netherlands will provide 45 additional T-72B tanks in cooperation with the Czech industry and in cooperation with the Czech industry.

Together with our allies and partners, our efforts will help Ukraine succeed today, while building the enduring strength of Ukraine’s military to ensure the continued freedom and independence of the Ukrainian people.

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