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USA. A powerful weapons package for Ukraine from the Pentagon: Bradley infantry vehicles, Stryker transporters, Avenger systems, Humvee, ammunition for HIMARS and NASAMS

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Stryker wheeled personnel carriers, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, Avenger air defense systems and more batches of ammunition for NASAMS and HIMARS systems – the Pentagon has announced a massive new $2.5 billion military aid package for Ukraine. It will include a total of over 500 armored vehicles.

Pentagon announced Thursday evening Washington time a new military aid package for Ukraine. It contained weapons worth $2.5 billion. According to the Ministry of Defence USA According to the list, the Americans intend to provide Ukraine with more than 550 armored vehicles, including: 90 Stryker combat personnel carriers, 59 Bradley infantry vehicles, 53 MRAP vehicles adapted to protect against mines and 350 military Humvees (HMMWV).

American Stryker wheeled armored personnel carrier from the NATO battalion in Poland15th Giżycko Mechanized Brigade

In addition, the package includes: ammunition for NASAMS and HIMARS air defense systems, eight Avenger mobile air defense systems consisting of Stinger anti-aircraft missile launchers mounted on Humvee, over 100 thousand. artillery ammunition of various calibers, as well as HARM anti-radar rockets and over three million pieces of smaller ammunition.

Americans with the Stryker wheeled armored personnel carrier during joint exercises with Poles, 20181st Lt. Erica Mitchell/dvidshub.net

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The US supports Ukraine militarily

As noted in the Pentagon’s communiqué, the 109 Bradley vehicles declared by the US so far, together with 90 Strykers, will give Ukraine two brigades with armored capabilities. Contrary to initial reports, the list does not include GLSDB missiles, which were supposed to double the firing range of the Ukrainians.

This is the 30th military aid package already announced by the US for Ukraine since last year’s attack Russia. The total value of the equipment delivered and promised by the US at that time is already USD 26.7 billion.

Main photo source: 1st Lt. Erica Mitchell/dvidshub.net

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