Experts assessed the US weapons promised to Ukraine: some types will be delivered for the first time
New air-to-air missiles and anti-tank systems
On August 19, the Pentagon announced a new $775 million military assistance package to Ukraine. Thus, the total amount of US deliveries from February 24, 2022 will be $9 .9 billion, and since 2014 – $12.6 billion. An expert from the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) assessed the range of weapons supplied from the United States.
In particular, deliveries of GMLRS precision-guided missiles for HIMARS missile systems have been announced, according to the telegram channel bmpd (CAST). The list also includes 16 towed howitzers of 105 mm caliber (possibly M119) and 36,000 shells for them; 15 Boeing ScanEagle tactical reconnaissance unmanned systems; 40 International MaxxPro MRAP armored vehicles with minesweeps.
In addition, 50 HMMWV armored vehicles were promised to Kyiv; additional deliveries of HARM anti-radar missiles; 1500 anti-tank guided missiles of the TOW complex; 1000 anti-tank guided missiles of the Javelin complex; 2000 anti-tank rounds for Carl-Gustaf hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers.
The list also includes various military equipment, including sights, thermal imagers, and mine protection equipment.
According to the CAST expert, for the first time, Ukraine has announced the provision of anti-tank missile systems (ATGM) TOW: “Oddly enough, this most massive American and Western ATGM has not yet been delivered to the Ukrainian side.”
The delivery of ScanEagle drones, which are widely distributed among American allies and were supplied even Afghanistan.
In addition, for the first time, the Pentagon “legalized” the supply of HARM anti-radar missiles and International MaxxPro armored vehicles of the MRAP class to Ukraine, although both of these types of weapons have already “lit up” with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.