USA: 1’400 Stinger, 5’500 Javelin, 90 Haubitzen 155 mm

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  • Oberst i Gest Jürg Kürsener kennt sich in den USA gut aus. Aus Washington erhielt er die folgende Aufstellung zum Kriegsgerät, das die Vereinigten Staaten bisher in die Ukraine lieferten. Weitere Zusagen sind gemacht, noch mehr Waffen kommen den Ukrainern zu Hilfe.
  • Das “Fact Sheet” beziffert den Wert der bisherigen Lieferungen auf 4,5 Milliarden $ (in den USA wird die Milliarde “billion” genannt). Im Gegensatz zu einzelnen ostmitteleuropäischen NATO-Armeen liefern die Amerikaner modernes Material. Und sie sind auch in Sachen Quantität einsame Spitze.
  • Man vergleiche die Artillerie-Unterstützung. Aus Deutschland kommen sieben 155-mm-Panzerhaubitzen 2000, aus den Niederlanden zwölf > ergibt ein Bataillon (Nomenklatura NATO). Die US Army liefert 90 155-mm-Haubitzen > ergibt fünf Bataillone oder fast zwei Regimenter.
Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine

The United States has committed more than $4.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $3.8 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked invasion on February 24.

On May 6, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $150 million tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today’s fight as Russian forces launch a renewed offensive in eastern Ukraine.  This authorization is the ninth drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

United States security assistance committed to Ukraine includes:

  • Over 1,400 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;
  • Over 5,500 Javelin anti-armor systems;
  • Over 14,000 other anti-armor systems;
  • Over 700 Switchblade Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • 90 155mm Howitzers and over 200,000 155mm artillery rounds;
  • 72 Tactical Vehicles to tow 155mm Howitzers;
  • 16 Mi-17 helicopters;
  • Hundreds of Armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles;
  • 200 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers;
  • Over 7,000 small arms;
  • Over 50,000,000 rounds of ammunition;
  • 75,000 sets of body armor and helmets;
  • 121 Phoenix Ghost Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Laser-guided rocket systems;
  • Puma Unmanned Aerial Systems;
  • Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels;
  • 17 counter-artillery radars;
  • Four counter-mortar radars;
  • Two air surveillance radars;
  • M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
  • C-4 explosives and demolition equipment for obstacle clearing;
  • Tactical secure communications systems;
  • Night vision devices, thermal imagery systems, optics, and laser rangefinders;
  • Commercial satellite imagery services;
  • Explosive ordnance disposal protective gear;
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear protective equipment;
  • Medical supplies to include first aid kits;
  • Electronic jamming equipment;
  • Field equipment and spare parts.

The United States also continues to work with its Allies and partners to identify and provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to defend itself.