On Friday, the United States is poised to announce it will provide Ukraine with nearly $800 million in new military aid, including at least a dozen Scan Eagle surveillance drones.
According to several U.S. officials, the bulk of the aid package will be additional Howitzers and ammunition, including Javelin missiles that the Ukrainian military has been using effectively to try and hold off Russian forces and take back territory Moscow has gained.
Two officials who refused to be identified confirmed the new inclusion of the portable, long-endurance drones, which a catapult can retrieve.
The latest military aid is very important since Russia’s war on Ukraine is about to reach the six-month mark.
Since the war began, the U.S. has sent Ukraine more than $9 billion in weapons systems, ammunition, and other equipment.
It would be the 19th time the Pentagon has provided equipment from Defense Department stocks to Ukraine.