US Weapons Being Sent To Ukraine

After the President of Ukraine spoke to Congress, President Joe Biden announced another $800 million in weapons and other security assistance to Ukraine. There was one thing in the list that kind of struck me as interesting. See if you can find it.

The new $800 million assistance package includes:

800 Stinger anti-aircraft systems;

2,000 Javelin, 1,000 light anti-armor weapons, and 6,000 AT-4 anti-armor systems;

100 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems;

100 grenade launchers, 5,000 rifles, 1,000 pistols, 400 machine guns, and 400 shotguns;

Over 20 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenade launcher and mortar rounds;

25,000 sets of body armor; and

25,000 helmets.

Since I don’t think the Ukrainian Army nor its Territorial Army are yet ready to engage in trench warfare, I’m wondering a bit about those 400 shotguns.

Given it is Biden, I surely hope he doesn’t expect the Ukrainians to take his advice on “self-defense” with a shotgun from his Vice-Presidential days.

2 thoughts on “US Weapons Being Sent To Ukraine”

  1. No, but OO or slugs are decent at short range and don’t carry all that far, so they are good for urban areas and “security” work. Plus, if you ain’t got nothing else, wait until they get in close…. with all the Kevlar, plate carriers and helmets, you have to aim, anyway. Depending on your clientele, shotties work just fine. They do suck against tanks and fighter bombers, though.

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