US to send $550 million of new weapons to Ukraine; German MLRS MARS II arrive

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States announced Monday a new tranche of weapons for Ukraine’s forces fighting Russia, including ammunition for increasingly important rocket launchers and artillery guns.

The new $550 million package will ‘include more ammunition for the high mobility advanced rocket systems otherwise known as HIMARS, as well as ammunition’ for artillery, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

The assistance includes 75,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery ammunition, a statement from the Pentagon said.

‘To meet its evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities,’ the statement said…”

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