New HIMARS MLRS, Phoenix Ghost drones and ammunition are sent to Ukraine

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POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 18, 2022) U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Juan del Haro and Sgt. Mauricio Sosa, artillery cannoneers assigned to 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division, load a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 18, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick King)

New HIMARS MLRS, Phoenix Ghost drones and ammunition are already being sent to Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Pentagon.

“This latest package includes approximately $175 million worth of equipment removed from existing U.S. military stockpiles through presidential authority and $95 million worth of equipment from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative or USAI,” a senior Defense Department official said during a briefing. at the Pentagon.

Pallets of ammunition bound for Ukraine are secured onto a commercial plane during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 21, 2022. The Department of Defense is providing Ukraine with critical capabilities to defend against Russian aggression under the Ukraine Security Assistance initiative. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Pallets of ammunition bound for Ukraine are secured onto a commercial plane during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 21, 2022. The Department of Defense is providing Ukraine with critical capabilities to defend against Russian aggression under the Ukraine Security Assistance initiative. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

Recall, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny, during a conversation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Mark Milley, said that an important factor contributing to the retention of defense lines and positions by the defenders of Ukraine is the timely arrival of M142 HIMARS.