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Pentagon announces $1.3B Ukraine weapons package, includes Phoenix Ghost drones, mine-clearing equipment - Joggingvideo.com
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Pentagon announces $1.3B Ukraine weapons package, includes Phoenix Ghost drones, mine-clearing equipment

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday a security package worth more than a billion dollars aimed at bolstering Ukrainian forces.

The spending package, which carries a $1.3 billion price tag, will provide munitions and air defense resources to the Ukrainian military as part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

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The Department of Defense announced Wednesday a security package worth more than a billion dollars aimed at bolstering Ukrainian forces. (Daniel Slim / AFP via Getty Images / File)

The massive spending package will include military resources that include four National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions, 152mm artillery rounds, mine-clearing equipment, Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles, Phoenix Ghost and Switchblade Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), precision aerial munitions, counter-UAS and electronic warfare detection equipment and 150 fuel trucks.

The Pentagon has sent more than $10.8 billion in security assistance for Ukraine under Biden’s USAI program in seven separate installments. This reported package would be the eighth, bringing the total to $12.1 billion.

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The mother of a Russian soldier who was killed in Ukraine kneels near a planted tree in memory of her son at the Alley of Heroes in Sevastopol, Crimea. (AP Photo / File)

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In total, the United States has committed more than $42 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Biden took office, including more than $41.3 billion since Russia began its invasion last year.

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