US approves $150 million military assistance package for Ukraine

The assistance will include counter-artillery radars, electronic warfare and military medical evacuation equipment, counter-unmanned aerial systems and secure communications gear 

Ukrainian troops. Photo: Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza/U.S. Army National Guard 

The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week a new $150 million military aid package for Ukraine that it said includes capabilities to enhance the lethality, command and control, and situational awareness of Ukraine’s forces through the provision of counter-artillery radars, counter-unmanned aerial systems, secure communications gear, electronic warfare and military medical evacuation equipment, and training and equipment to improve the operational safety and capacity of Ukrainian Air Force bases.

These capabilities complement the $125 million package announced on March 1 that included armed Mark VI patrol boats, counter-artillery radars, tactical equipment, support for a satellite imagery and analysis capability, and equipment to support military medical treatment and combat evacuation procedures. The United States has committed more than $2.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014.

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