US approves new military aid to Ukraine including more HIMARS rocket launchers and artillery systems

US approves new military aid to Ukraine including more HIMARS rocket launchers and artillery systems

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense on August 19, 2022, the United States has approved a new military aid to Ukraine worth $750 million including rocket launchers, artillery systems, drones, armored and tactical vehicles, and anti-tank weapons.

This new military aid from the United States worth $750 million includes:

  • Additional ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, known as HIMARS.
  • 16 105 mm howitzers, along with 36,000 rounds for the artillery. The United Kingdom has supplied 105 mm howitzers to Ukraine in the past.
  • 15 ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for reconnaissance.
  • Mine clearing systems, including 40 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with mine rollers that will allow Ukraine to neutralize areas heavily mined by Russia in the south and east.
  • Additional high-speed, anti-radiation missiles, known as HARM missiles, for integration into Ukrainian aircraft to seek and destroy Russian radars.
  • 1,500 tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles, known as TOWs.
  • 1,000 Javelin anti-armor systems.
  • 2,000 anti-armor rounds to be used in existing anti-armor systems, many of which have already been provided by allies and partners such as the Carl Gustaf weapon developed by Sweden.
  • Other security assistance includes 50 Humvees, tactical secure communication systems, demolition munitions, night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics and laser rangefinders.
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