Pentagon Announces Another $100 Million in Javelin Missiles for Ukraine

Since Russia invaded on Feb 24, the Biden administration has pledged $1.7 billion in military aid for Ukraine

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday night another $100 million in military aid for Ukraine that will go towards Javelin anti-tank missiles.

“Today, the Biden Administration authorized an additional Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $100 million to meet an urgent Ukrainian need for additional Javelin anti-armor systems,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

The announcement means the Biden administration has pledged $1.7 billion in military aid for Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24. Washington first started sending Javelins into Ukraine in 2018, and the US and its allies have sent thousands of missiles into the war zone over the past month and a half.

Javelins are a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, the former employer of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The two companies and other US weapons makers stand to make a serious profit from the war in Ukraine as the Pentagon is replenishing stocks it’s sending to Kyiv and the US’s European allies are increasing military spending.

Marking an escalation in US and NATO military aid to Ukraine, it was revealed on Tuesday that the Czech Republic has sent over a dozen Soviet-era tanks to Ukraine. The US is expected to backfill the weapons supply of NATO countries that have the Soviet weapons systems Ukraine’s forces are trained to use if they are sent into the conflict.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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