U.S. floods Ukraine with $2 billion more in arms, ammunition for second year of war


Defense News
February 24, 2023

US vows to send more drones, aid to Ukraine on war’s anniversary

The Pentagon announced Friday morning it would send more drones to Ukraine as part of a new $2 billion package…

The new $2 billion in aid includes more ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, more ammunition for 155mm artillery and more munitions for unspecified laser-guided rocket systems. It also includes unspecified counter-drone and electronic warfare detection equipment.

The Pentagon plans to contract for the gear under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which allows the Biden administration to buy weapons from industry rather than draw from U.S. weapon supplies.

The funds would go toward the purchase of a new weapon for Ukraine: the Altius 600, a small drone with a range of 276 miles and endurance of more than 4 hours. The manufacturer, Anduril subsidiary Area-I, has said the system can operate…

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