According to information released by the United States Department of Defense on October 14, 2022, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announces the authorization of a Presidential Security Assistance Levy worth up to $725 million to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs.
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US Marines with the 10th Marine Regiment load a reduced range practice rocket into an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Exercise Rolling Thunder 22-2 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April. 4, 2022. (Image source US DoD)
New US military aid to Ukraine includes additional High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) ammunition, 23,000 155mm artillery rounds, 500 precision-guided artillery rounds 155mm rounds, 5,000 155mm Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) rounds, over 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), small arms and over 2,000,000 small arms rounds.
The announcement follows Secretary of Defense Austin’s meeting of defense ministers from nearly 50 countries at the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group in Brussels on October 12-13, 2022, during which leaders committed to provide additional security assistance.
During this meeting, Germany also announced the recent delivery of the first of four IRIS-T air defense missile systems engaged in Ukraine. Germany has also recently announced that it will provide more MARCH II MLRS Multiple rocket launcher systems and PzH 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers.
Spain has announced that it will provide four FALCON launchers to bolster Ukraine’s air defense while Norway, Germany and Denmark have invested in Slovak indigenous production of Zuzana 2 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers.
To meet Ukraine’s changing needs on the battlefield, the United States will continue to work with Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities.
In total, the United States has committed more than $18.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021. Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $20.3 billion in security aid to Ukraine and about $17.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal intervention. invasion on February 24, 2022.