US military aid package includes howitzer anti-tank mines - Ukrainian news, Politics

US military aid package includes howitzer anti-tank mines – Ukrainian news, Politics

Pentagon posted details the previously announced $675 million military aid package for Ukraine. Among other things, this package included 155 mm anti-tank howitzer mines (RAAM).

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RAAM mines are dropped from the tail of a howitzer projectile (nine mines per charge) flying over the target. After hitting the ground, the mines are armed and detonated after detecting the electromagnetic signature of the armored vehicle.

The full composition of the military aid package:

  • Additional Ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
  • Four 105 mm howitzers and 36,000 105 mm artillery shells;
  • Additional high-velocity anti-radar missiles (HARM);
  • 100 armored highly mobile multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV);
  • 1.5 million small arms rounds;
  • Over 5,000 anti-tank systems;
  • 1,000 155mm rounds of remote anti-tank mines (RAAM);
  • Additional grenade launchers and small arms;
  • 50 armored medical vehicles;
  • Night vision devices and other field equipment.

In addition, $2 billion is allocated in the form of long-term investments in the defense sector: $1 billion to strengthen the defense of Ukraine and $1 billion for Ukraine’s 18 regional neighbors.

The Pentagon emphasizes that the US will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with critical resources.

See also: Austin opened Rammstein-5: there will be more GMLRS, HARM missiles, howitzers and long-term support

Serhiy Berezhny

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