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AIM-9M Missiles, $250 Million in Additional Security Assistance Headed for Ukraine

With the presidential drawdown authority package announced today, the U.S. has committed more than $43 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's invasion in February 2022.

A man in military uniform adjusts the tail fin of a missile.
Inspection Time
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cannon Ritzler, a munitions systems specialist with the Ohio National Guard, inspects an Air Intercept Missile, also known as an AIM-9M Sidewinder missile.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker, Air National Guard
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"Today, the department also announced an additional security assistance [package] to meet Ukraine's critical security and defense needs," said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh during a briefing today.  

The aid package is the 45th of its kind and includes, among other things, air defense and artillery munitions, mine-clearing equipment and medical vehicles, Singh said. 

"The U.S. will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with the capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs and longer-term security systems requirements," Singh said.

Most Recent Tranche of Equipment
AIM-9M missiles for air defense
Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, also called HIMARS
155 mm and 105 mm artillery rounds
Mine-clearing equipment
Tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided, or "TOW," missiles
Javelin and other anti-armor systems and rockets
Hydra-70 rockets
Over 3 million rounds of small-arms ammunition
Armored medical treatment vehicles and high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, or Humvee, ambulances
Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing
Spare parts, maintenance, and other field equipment
Presidential drawdown authority, or PDA, allows the president to withdraw weapons, ammunitions and material from existing U.S. military stocks and provide that to other nations in certain circumstances.


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