Weapons and other equipment worth over $19.7 billion have been taken from Department of Defense storage since the conflict began on February 24. The United States revealed Wednesday night that it would provide Ukraine with an additional $400 million in deadly military aid.
Ukraine deploys its existing weaponry, ammunition, air defense missiles, and vehicles to counter Russia’s pre-winter campaign to attack Ukrainian cities.
The Pentagon claims that more air defense capabilities are necessary due to Russia’s “unrelenting and persistent missile and UAS [drone] strikes against Ukrainian key energy assets.”
More ammunition for heavy machine guns and National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems will assist Ukraine fight off these threats.
Some lawmakers are concerned about the easy access to weapons on Capitol Hill.
Since current U.S. expenditure exceeds all military-related expenses incurred by the United Kingdom and is about twice as much as France spends annually, critics of Washington’s seemingly endless supply of weapons have previously questioned how long it can continue the supply of armaments.
The consignment consists of 200 high-precision 155mm artillery rounds, 150 high-mobility multifunctional wheeled vehicles, 150 heavy machine guns designed to take out Russian drones, ammo for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, High-speed Anti-radiation missiles, and additional munitions for NASAMS.
In addition to the mortars and small arms ammunition, nearly two hundred generators and one hundred light tactical vehicles were made available.
The following is a complete inventory of our weapons:
Increased numbers of NASAMS missiles;
• 150 heavy machine guns equipped with thermal imaging sights for use against uncrewed air aircraft;
More rockets and artillery ammo for High Mobility Artillery (HIMARS);
200 guided 155mm artillery shells;
More specifically, 10,000 120mm mortar rounds are supplied;
anti-radiation cruise missiles with a high top speed;
• One-hundred and fifty HMMWVs, or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
dozens upon dozens of small tactical vehicles;
Twenty million plus handgun bullets;
More than two hundred distinct motors;
• Various subsystems of weapons systems, notably those related to 105mm Howitzers.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended the utility of the U.S.-supplied artillery ammunition, precision fires, air defense missiles, and tactical vehicles in a second State Department announcement, saying that they would be most beneficial to the Ukrainian military in the event of a confrontation.
Blinken has promised to continue aiding Ukraine for as long as necessary so that it can maintain its defenses and enter future negotiations in a strong position.
As Breitbart News revealed earlier this month, the Pentagon deployed a significant cargo of weapons to Ukraine.
During the Biden administration, spending on research and development and purchasing new weaponry by the United States Army doubled to around $200 per American.
Even though they benefit from American spy planes and satellites, Ukraine doesn’t contribute to their upkeep.
Long-range American satellite-guided missiles can strike Russian ammo storage depots, administrative buildings, and high-tech monitoring equipment.