Additional security assistance package for Ukraine, totaling $1 billion, approved by U.S. President
An additional security assistance package for Ukraine, totaling $1 billion, approved by U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday, includes Harpoon anti-ship missile systems, HIMARS ammunition, additional M777 howitzers, and many more.
“It [the new security assistance package] includes guided MLRS ammunition, 18 more M777 howitzers, tactical vehicles to tow them, and 36,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition,” Austin said.
This package also includes $650 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds.
“That will help Ukraine to defend itself with two additional Harpoon coastal defense systems, thousands of secure radios, Night Vision devices, thermal sights, and other optics,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin noted.
In addition, the new package includes funding for training, maintenance, sustainment, transportation, and administrative costs.