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US Army supplied vehicles, equipment approved for sale to Ukraine

Bradley Fighting Vehicle pulls security during a live-fire exercise (LFX) at Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 9, 2023. Photo: US Army/ Pfc. Santiago Leppe

The US State Government has approved a possible US$100 million foreign military sale of US Army supplied vehicles to the Government of Ukraine.

The US State Government has approved a possible US$100 million foreign military sale of US Army supplied vehicles to the Government of Ukraine.

US Congress was notified by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the possible sale on May 16.

The deal includes equipment and services for sustainment support of US Army supplied vehicles and weapon systems, utilizing blanket orders, Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement, and/or Simplified Non-Standard Acquisition Program, related elements of logistics and program support.


"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a partner country that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe," according to a statement from the DSCA.

"Ukraine has an urgent need to strengthen local sustainment capabilities to maintain high operational rates for US-provided vehicles and weapon systems. This sustainment support will directly contribute to Ukraine’s battlefield effectiveness through improved logistics and will contribute to more resilient and rapid repair cycle times.

"The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional US Government or contractor representatives to Ukraine.

"There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale."

Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced the most recent security assistance to Ukraine including additional munitions for Patriot Air Defense System and the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.

The security assistance package also included Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Western launcher integration equipment, missiles and radars, High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and ammunition, 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, M113 armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, trailers to transport heavy equipment, and high-speed anti-radiation missiles.

In addition, the package included Javelin and AT-4 anti-armour systems, precision aerial munitions, small arms, small arms ammunition, grenades, demolitions munitions, obstacle-clearing equipment, coastal and riverine patrol boats, spare parts, training munitions, maintenance equipment, tube-launched optically-tracked wire-guided missiles and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear protective equipment.

In addition, the US State Department has also recently approved a possible emergency foreign military sale of three HIMARS, plus equipment and support to the government of Ukraine.

The possible sale, announced on 10 May, included the HIMARS, logistics and program support worth around US$30 million, to be funded by the government of Germany on behalf of Ukraine.

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