Defense and Aerospace Report

US Increases Defense Spending and Aid to Ukraine

Asia-Pacific Security Chair
A Ukrainian serviceman searches for a target with a US Stinger air defence missile launcher on the front line in Zaporizhzhia region. The U.S. Department of Defense has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. This Presidential Drawdown Authority package has an estimated value of $225 million. The latest defense package will provide Ukraine with additional capabilities to meet its most urgent battlefield needs, such as air defense interceptors; artillery systems and munitions; armored vehicles; and
A Ukrainian serviceman searches for a target in Orikhiv, Ukraine, on May 28, 2024. (Photo by Andriy Andriyenko/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Patrick Cronin appears on the Defense and Aerospace Podcast to discuss the Senate Armed Services Committee’s boost to defense spending and the White House’s decision to send more air defense weapons to Ukraine.