U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday approved $275 million in new military aid to Ukraine aimed at providing new capabilities to defeat drones and boost air defenses, according to a report. a memo released by the White House.
The package also includes missiles for the launchers of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corporation, 80,000 rounds of 155mm artillery shells, a Humvee military vehicle and approximately 150 generators, according to the memo.
This is the 27th use of the Presidential Right of Draw (PDA) for Ukraine, allowing the United States to move defense items and services from stockpiles quickly without congressional approval. in case of emergency.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters at the White House that the device was “on its way.”
However, little is known about the two systems, “anti-aircraft defense capability” and “Anti-drone system equipment”, which appear to be new Ukrainian capabilities.
A senior Pentagon official said in November that Russia’s increase in missile attacks in Ukraine was in part designed to deplete Kiev’s supply of air defense systems and achieve dominate the skies of this country.
To counter these attacks, the United States has sent sophisticated air defense NASAMS systems to Ukraine, which have been operational for several weeks.
Washington had previously announced that it was sending four Avenger short-range air defense systems using Raytheon Technologies Corp-made Stinger missiles and HAWK interceptors.
US allies have also sent air defense systems.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, which Moscow calls a “special military operation,” the United States has sent about $19.3 billion worth of security assistance to Kiev.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)
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