One of the officials said the USAI funds would also be used to pay for more components of the HAWK air defence, counter drone systems, counter artillery and air surveillance radars, communication equipment, Puma drones and spare parts for key systems like the Patriot and Bradley Will be done. ,
The official said there was also a significant amount of medical equipment – enough to equip three field hospitals – being donated by another ally.
The White House declined to comment. The content and size of aid packages are subject to change until they are signed by the President.
In addition to USAI funds, more than $400 million worth of aid was expected to come from Presidential Drawdown Authority funds, which allow the president to draw from existing US stocks in an emergency.
That aid was expected to include Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles (MRAPs), Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) and ammunition.
The United States has sent nearly $27.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since Russia’s February 2022 invasion. Russia calls the invasion a “special operation”.