Air assistance

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The security assistance the Biden administration is providing to Ukraine is enabling critical battlefield success against the invading Russian force.

  • The administration is working around the clock to respond to Ukraine’s requests for priority security assistance, delivering weapons from U.S. stockpiles when available and facilitating the delivery of weapons from allies and partners when their systems better meet Ukraine’s needs.
    • All anti-armour and anti-aircraft systems of the two security assistance packages approved by the President in March have been delivered.

  • The administration continues to work with allies and partners to identify additional weapons systems to help Ukraine’s military defend its country.
    • At the request of President Zelenskyy, this includes helping Ukraine acquire longer-range anti-aircraft systems and ammunition that it is trained to use.
    • More than 30 countries have sent security assistance to Ukraine, in part thanks to our diplomacy.

  • On April 5, the administration announced an additional $100 million in security assistance to Ukraine through the Presidential Levy Authority. The administration also announced $300 million in security assistance on April 1 as part of the authorizations provided by the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.
  • The announcements bring the U.S. commitment to more than $1.7 billion in security assistance since the February 24 Russian invasion, and to $2.4 billion since the administration began.
  • U.S. security assistance to Ukraine includes:
    • Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
    • More than 5,000 Javelin anti-armour systems;
    • More than 7,000 other anti-armour systems;
    • Hundreds of Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
    • Over 7,000 small arms;
    • More than 50,000,000 rounds of ammunition;
    • 45,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
    • Laser-guided rocket systems;
    • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
    • Four counter-artillery and unmanned aerial counter-system tracking radars;
    • Four counter-mortar radar systems;
    • High mobility multipurpose wheeled armored vehicles;
    • Night vision devices, thermal and optical imaging systems;
    • tactical secure communication systems;
    • commercial satellite imagery services;
    • explosive ordnance protection equipment;
    • Medical supplies should include first aid kits.