Announcement of more weaponry headed to Ukraine from US

US announces $775 million in weapons for Kiev

New delivery will include drones, anti-radar HARM missiles, howitzers and 1,000 Javelins

US announces $775 million in weapons for Kiev

The US will send additional military aid worth $775 million to Kiev, the Pentagon announced on Friday. The newest batch of weapons will include howitzers, drones and mine-clearing equipment, as well as munitions for the HIMARS rocket launchers and other US-made weapons.

Citing Defense Department sources, US media reported that the military assistance package is expected to include 16 105mm howitzers and munitions for them, as well as AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles, 40 MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAP), and 50 Humvees.

For the first time, the US will be supplying the Ukrainian forces with unmanned aerial systems, specifically 15 Scan Eagle surveillance drones. Their delivery would provide Ukraine with “better reconnaissance around the front lines,” a Pentagon official told the media.

Kiev will also get munitions for the HIMARS rocket lanuchers the US has previously supplied to Ukraine. According to the Pentagon, the US seeks to help Ukrainian forces make gains on the battlefield.

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“We want to make sure that Ukraine has a steady stream of ammunition to meet its needs, and that’s what we’re doing with this package,” the official said.

According to the New York Post, the delivery will also involve 36,000 artillery rounds and 1,000 Javelin portable anti-tank missiles. Other reports mentioned TOW anti-tank missiles as well.

It is unclear when the weapons and ammunition are expected to arrive in Ukraine. The announcement came about two weeks after the US President Joe Biden’s administration approved a $1 billion military aid package to Ukraine, the largest so far. That package included ammunition for the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) – air defense systems that are yet to arrive in Ukraine – as well as howitzers and HIMARS.

Friday’s announcement brings the total cost of US military assistance to Kiev to about $10.6 billion, according to US media. It comes after some US analysts questioned the effectiveness of some weapons systems supplied to Ukraine.

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Writing in Business Insider this week, Michael Peck noted that the anti-radar HARM missiles, designed to hit enemy air defense systems, would only have “limited impact” on the conflict in Ukraine. Kiev possesses a rather limited number of planes that could launch them and might struggle to turn striking Russian air defenses into a major advantage on the battlefield that is still largely defined by artillery strikes, Peck said.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.


5 Responses to “Announcement of more weaponry headed to Ukraine from US”

  1. newensign says:

    According to a Hal Turner broadcast Danceaway, amongst the extra Weaponry will be 4 nuclear capable rockets which is linked to the fact that Walmart and Amazon have cancelled billions worth of orders. See Link:

  2. danceaway says:

    Yes, thank you newensign. Yes, I did see it on The Truthseeker site with the comment from the site that sometimes The Hal Turner Show can be a bit alarmist. I read through it and thought perhaps it is a bit too much hearsay to post just yet?
    Brian Berletic ( The New Atlas ) has a new video out about it which I had just started listening to but have not finished as I have been speaking with family for quite a while this evening, catching up so to speak, so will wait till tomorrow to post Brian’s video; the bit I have heard is very good as you can imagine.

    But yes the suggestion that Walmart and Amazon have cancelled orders is worth keeping an eye on!

  3. newensign says:

    Yes it will be interesting hear what Brian Berietic has to say. Yes it could be a bit alarmist. I was speaking to a Russian friend in St. Petersburg this evening on Skype and told me that Belarus is suffering from very high inflation and speculates that may be due to its president not accepting a large bribe to implement the Covid Vax. programme.

  4. danceaway says:

    You are so fortunate to have a Russian friend in St P newensign. Does he know about Mike of iearlgrey who is in Saint P and planning to remain in Russia ( Russian wife and child). Mike has a lovely sense of humour, very dry. Very open minded, clear thinker; tries to avoid using trigger words; thoughtful person. He is presently on you tube under iearlgrey as well as lots of other channels listed under his youtube videos. He often asks for comments from viewers, so your friend might be a source for him?? His wife appears to be in finance, I believe he said she has an economics degree.

  5. newensign says:

    I will ask him Danceaway. he is an English teacher to Russians, so he gets info from a wide area of Russia. He travels and is quite busy, so not so easy to contact. I will let you know when and if I get any more interesting info from him.