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US announces $1.1b in new arms aid for Ukraine

30 September 2022

The United States announced   on Wednesday a new package of arms and supplies for Ukraine worth $1.1 billion for  reinforcing Kyiv's forces over the medium and long term.  
The package of orders for US military suppliers includes Himars missile  systems and ammunition, systems to counter drones, radars and armored vehicles,  according to a Defense Department statement.
The package "represents a multi-year investment in critical capabilities to  build the enduring strength of Ukraine's Armed Forces" as they continue to  battle the invading Russian army, the Pentagon said.
The new package took the total military aid from the United States to  Ukraine since the Russians invaded on February 24 to $16.2 billion.       
It includes 18 more Himars systems, highly accurate missile systems which  the Ukrainians have been using effectively since June to hit Russian arms  depots and command posts far behind the front lines.
It also includes 150 armored vehicles, 150 tactical vehicles for towing
weapons, trucks and trailers, and systems to help Ukraine defend against
Russia's Iranian-made drones increasingly deployed on the battlefield.

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