The U.S. unveils $800 million in new Ukraine military aid, including recently developed "Ghost" drones

The U.S. unveils $800 million in new Ukraine military aid, including recently developed "Ghost" drones
The U.S. unveils $800 million in new Ukraine military aid, including recently developed "Ghost" drones

U.S. President Joe Biden pledged $800 million in more weaponry for Ukraine on Thursday and said he would ask Congress for more money to help bolster support for the Ukrainian military as it faces a fresh onslaught by Russia on its eastern flank. The package included so-called "Ghost" drones that the U.S. Air Force rapidly developed for Kyiv. AEVEX Aerospace manufactures them.



President Biden announced the new arms package for Ukraine. The $800 million aid includes heavy artillery, 75 155mm long-range howitzers, 72 tactical vehicles to tow them, 144,000 rounds of ammunition, and 121 Phoenix Ghost tactical drones. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said drones have similar capabilities as armed "Switchblade" drones.


The U.S. unveils $800 million in new Ukraine military aid, including recently developed "Ghost" drones


The U.S. House of Representatives will consider the additional aid for Ukraine as soon as next week, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters. There is strong support among Democrats and Republicans for assisting Ukraine.