The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) today disclosed its latest commitment to Ukraine’s defense, marking the Biden Administration’s fifty-second tranche of military aid since August 2021. This new assistance package, valued at up to $175 million, is designed to bolster Ukraine’s capacities in countering the ongoing Russian aggression.
This latest tranche draws on previously authorized assistance under the Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), utilizing the remaining resources from prior fiscal years. The package features a range of military capabilities, highlighting the U.S.’s sustained effort to support Ukraine in its battle for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Key components of the package include air defense missiles (AIM-9M and AIM-7), ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), and a variety of artillery rounds (155mm and 105mm). Also included are High-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs), Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles, and anti-armor systems like Javelin and AT-4. The assistance extends to over 4 million rounds of small arms ammunition, vehicles for towing and hauling equipment, demolitions munitions, and critical national infrastructure protection equipment, alongside necessary spare parts and maintenance tools.
This support from the United States, in concert with around 50 other Allies and partners, has been pivotal in aiding Ukraine to reclaim over 50% of its territory initially seized by Russia. The U.S. leadership plays a central role in maintaining the global coalition backing Ukraine’s defense efforts, contributing significantly to Ukraine’s ability to safeguard its civilians and infrastructure from Russia’s attacks.
The U.S. government emphasizes the strategic importance of this aid, framing it as a vital investment in national security. This assistance not only helps prevent a broader regional conflict and deters potential aggressions but also bolsters the U.S. defense industrial base, creating skilled job opportunities domestically. The U.S. administration is urging Congress to promptly pass the President’s national security supplemental request to ensure the continuity of support for Ukraine.