Soldiers will register and calibrate the M777A2 howitzer weapon system in Syria on September 30, 2021.
U.S. Army Specialist Isaiah Scott | U.S. Army
Washington — From heavy guns to tactical drones to armored vehicles, the United States has since promised $ 5.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine. Russia invaded In late February.
The latest $ 1 billion support package, This is the 12th aidCome as Russian troops intensify the battle in eastern and southern Ukraine.
The Pentagon said the latest tranche of weapons announced Wednesday was valued at $ 350 million. It includes 18 155 mm howitzers, 36,000 155 mm howitzers, 18 tactical vehicles towing 155 mm howitzers, ammunition for the High Mobile Cannon Rocket System (HMARS), and equipment and spare parts. Includes 4 tactical vehicles for recovering.
The Pentagon also provides two Harpoon coastal defense systems, thousands of secure radios and night-vision and thermal equipment, along with funding for training and maintenance assistance. The aid is worth a total of $ 650 million.
This shows the weapons the United States has committed to fighting so far.
US soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade will launch the High Mobile Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) on January 8, 2019, during joint live-fire training with the Kuwait Army near Camp Buehring in Kuwait.
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The heavy artillery platform is at the top of the Ukrainian Army’s wish list. To date, the Pentagon has transferred 126 155mm howitzers from the US Army and Marine Corps stockpiles to the Ukrainian Army.
Ukrainian troops need to be trained with the US military before operating howitzers. The Pentagon has previously stated that training is outside Ukraine but near the country.
In addition to howitzers, the United States sent about 260,000 shells.
The Pentagon has also committed to the High Mobile Artillery Rocket System (HMARS) manufactured by defense giants. Lockheed Martin.. HMARS is designed to launch a variety of missiles from a 5-ton mobile truck.
The United States has also committed At least 700 switch blade drones Manufactured by a US-based company AeroVironment.. Weapons come in two variations, Switchblade 300 and 600. The version that the United States deployed in Ukraine was not immediately known.
Each switchblade is designed to be a disposable, or “Kamikaze” drone.
The 300 variant is designed to attack small targets. It fits in a rucksack, weighs just over £ 5 and has a range of 10 miles. The 600 version of the weapon is designed to destroy tanks and other armored vehicles. It weighs just over 120 pounds and has a range of over 40 miles.
AeroVironment Switchblade 600 Drone
The Pentagon also committed Puma’s unmanned aerial vehicle system, or UAS, and 121 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle systems called “Phoenix Ghost” drones.
In April, then-Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said these drones were “rapidly developed by the Air Force, especially in response to Ukrainian demands.”
“It provides the same functionality as the Switchblade series of unmanned systems. It’s similar, but not accurate. There are other differences in the scope of Phoenix Ghosts, but I can’t elaborate on these. I can’t do it now. ” April 21 press conference..
The drone was manufactured by Aevex Aerospace in Solana Beach, California and is now in the US Air Force’s arsenal. When the drone arrives in the area, the Ukrainian army trains the Ukrainian army on how to operate the drone.
On January 14, 2013, U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, and 4th Infantry Regiment engaged a target on an M113A2 armored vehicle during squad maneuvering training in the Grafenwoehr training area.
US Army Sergeant Pablo Piedra | US Army
The United States has introduced hundreds of armored vehicles to the Ukrainian Army, including 200 M113 armored vehicles and hundreds of armored high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles.
The Pentagon also assigned more than 100 tactical vehicles to tow the US Army and Marine Corps 155mm howitzers around the battlefield. The military also sent about 20 other tactical vehicles used to assist in the recovery of equipment.
Russia’s MilMi-17 and MilMi-24 military helicopters will fly over the town of Almarikyahat in northeastern Syria on the border with Turkey on June 3, 2020.
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The United States has agreed to send 20 Mi-17 Russian military helicopters. Some of them were once scheduled to join the Afghan army before the country’s spectacular Taliban takeover.
The Mi-17 is a personnel transport helicopter that can be armed with cannons and rockets to carry out attacks and serve as close air support.
The US military has also introduced 22 of the highly mobile AN / TPQ-36 counter-battery radars. This radar system can find mortars, cannons and rockets at short distances. The Pentagon also sent four mortar radars.
four Raytheon AN / MPQ-64 Sentinel Aviation Surveillance Radar also participated in the battle in Ukraine. The Sentinel system is designed to alert you to front-line air defense weapons with every glimpse of hostile planes, helicopters, drones, and missiles. The United States also includes electronic jamming devices.
US infantry participating in combined arms live-fire training on November 14, 2018 in the Algareil Mountains of Qatar.
Spc. Jovi Prevot | US Army
Javelin throw portable anti-tank weapons are also at the top of the Ukrainian army list.To date, the United States has transferred more than 6,500 javelin throws co-produced by defense giants. Lockheed Martin When RaytheonTo the Ukrainian government.
In addition, the United States has launched more than 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft missile systems in Ukraine. We also sent over 20,000 portable anti-tank systems and other laser-guided rocket systems.
US Army Pvt. Adam Eggers shot an M4 rifle on July 27, 2009 at Camp Blessing’s live shooting range in Kunar, Afghanistan.
US Army Specialist Evan Mercy | US Army
The Pentagon has transferred more than 7,000 different types of firearms and 50 million ammunition to Ukraine.
The United States has also dedicated more than one million grenades, mortars and shells.
Soldiers from A Company, 2nd Battalion, and Royal Anglia Regiment sort and pack some of the surplus 84,000 ballistic helmets shipped to Ukrainian troops and emergency personnel in Donnington, England, on March 31, 2022. To do.
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So far, the United States has sent more than 75,000 sets of bulletproof vests and helmets to the Ukrainian army, according to figures provided by the Pentagon.
In addition, the United States equips the Ukrainian army with thousands of night-vision devices, thermal imaging systems, and other militarized optics.
The United States also contains medicines and equipment used to support combat evacuation. In addition, hundreds of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear protection components also leave the US stockpile in Ukraine.