(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The U.S. Department of Defense on Friday announced the
allocation of $820 million in additional security assistance for
Ukraine. The relevant press release was published on the
department's website, Trend reports citing Ukrinform .
“This afternoon, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $820
million in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This
includes an authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security
assistance valued at up to $50 million, as well as $770 million in
Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds,” reads the
It is noted that unlike Presidential Drawdown, USAI is an
authority under which the United States procures capabilities from
industry rather than delivering equipment that is drawn down from
Department of Defense stocks.
In general, capabilities in the new package include: additional
ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS); two
National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS); up to
150,000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition; four additional
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