The United States will provide Ukraine with Excalibur guided missiles. This was reported on August 19 by Politico, citing a source.
The US also plans to send Excalibur guided missiles as part of an upcoming tranche sometime in the future.
It is clarified that these shells were not included in the current “round” of military assistance.
On the same day, US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum on the allocation of a new $775 million military aid package to Ukraine.
According to a senior US Department of Defense official, the additional military assistance package will include 1,500 TOW anti-tank missiles and 100 Javelin systems, HARM high-speed anti-radar missiles. They also intend to transfer NASAMS air defense systems within 2-3 months.
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At the same time, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the total volume of military assistance to Kyiv provided by the United States since the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine exceeded $10 billion.
Earlier, on August 10, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that Western countries intend to help Ukraine as much as it needs.
Western countries have increased the shipment of weapons and military equipment to Kyiv against the backdrop of a special operation carried out by the Russian Federation to protect Donbass. The decision on the special operation was made after the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people,