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US To Send Ukraine Anti-Drone, Air Defence Aid Worth $275 Million


US sends 275 million USD worth of air defense and anti-drone aid to Ukraine

The United States is preparing to send a $275 million military aid package to Ukraine.

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The United States is preparing to send Ukraine a $275 million military aid package that provides new capabilities to defeat drones and boost air defenses, according to a document seen by Reuters today. Thursday and those familiar with this package.

The package could be announced as early as Friday. The details of the anti-drone and anti-aircraft equipment could not be determined.

The Pentagon is also expected to equip missiles for the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Missile System (HIMARS) launcher, 155mm ammunition, Humvee military vehicles and generators, according to the report. resources and documents.

A spokesman for the National Security Council declined to comment on the aid package. The content and size of aid packages are subject to change until they are signed by the president.

The $275 million will be paid by the President’s Withdrawal Administration (PDA), which allows the United States to move defense items and services from stockpiles quickly without the need for further assistance. congressional approval in case of emergency.

In November, a senior Pentagon official said 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 also sending HAWK interceptors as the US was preparing to send Ukraine a $275 million military aid package offering new capabilities to defeat drones. and enhanced air defense capabilities, according to a document obtained by Reuters on Thursday and people familiar with the matter. with package.

The package could be announced as early as Friday. The details of the anti-drone and anti-aircraft equipment could not be determined.

The Pentagon is also expected to equip missiles for the Lockheed Martin High Mobility Artillery Missile System (HIMARS) launcher, 155mm ammunition, Humvee military vehicles and generators, according to the report. resources and documents.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment and a spokesman for the National Security Council declined to comment on the aid package. The content and size of aid packages are subject to change until they are signed by the president.

The $275 million will be paid by the President’s Withdrawal Administration (PDA), which allows the United States to move defense items and services from stockpiles quickly without the need for further assistance. congressional approval in case of emergency.

In November, a senior Pentagon official said 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 earlier announced 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 $19.1 billion worth of security assistance to Kiev.

US lawmakers voted on Thursday to give Ukraine at least $800 million in additional security assistance next year.

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 $19.1 billion worth of security assistance to Kiev.

US lawmakers voted on Thursday to give Ukraine at least $800 million in additional security assistance next year.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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