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Biden to send new precision-guided artillery rounds to Ukraine

2022-07-09 08:17:20       source:Politico

July 8, 2022

President Joe Biden has approved sending a new type of precision-guided artillery round to Ukraine that the administration believes will give Kyiv a technological edge in its battle against Russia, according to a senior defense official.

The 1,000 rounds of the new 155mm ammunition is part of a new $400 million aid package the White House is set to announce on Friday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The package also includes four additional rocket launchers and ammunition, bringing to 12 the number of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems the U.S. is providing to Ukraine, the official said, noting that out of the total promised, 8 HIMARS have already been delivered to Ukraine. Upwards of 100 Ukrainians have been trained on the system to date, a senior military official added.

The latest tranche of aid also includes three tactical vehicles, demolition

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