PDA 49: $150 Million in Urgent Security Assistance for Ukraine


Biden Administration Announces Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This announcement is the Biden Administration’s forty-ninth tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021. This package includes additional air defense capabilities, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression and fight for its independence and freedom.

This package utilizes assistance previously authorized for Ukraine during prior fiscal years under Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) that remained after the PDA revaluation process concluded in June.

This security assistance package is another visible signal of the United States’ continued commitment to supporting the Ukrainian people in the face of Russian aggression. The United States remains committed to working with Allies and partners to provide Ukraine with capabilities to meet its immediate battlefield needs, and the Biden Administration calls on Congress to meet its commitment to the people of Ukraine by passing additional funding to ensure Ukraine continues to have what it needs to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war of choice. Security assistance for Ukraine is a smart investment in our national security. It helps to prevent a larger conflict in the region and deter potential aggression elsewhere, while strengthening our defense industrial base and creating highly skilled jobs for the American people.

The capabilities in this package, valued at up to $150 million, include:

•            Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
•            AIM-9M missiles for air defense;
•            Stinger anti-aircraft missiles;
•            Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
•            155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
•            Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
•            Javelin anti-armor systems;
•            More than 2 million rounds of small arms ammunition;
•            Night vision devices;
•            Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
•            Cold weather gear; and
•            Spare parts, maintenance, and other ancillary equipment.