The US military filled the entire cargo compartment of the aircraft with pallets of ammunition destined for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The US Department of Defense demonstrates the process of loading ammunition for Ukraine onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The Pentagon released the corresponding video on Twitter.
“Members of the US Air Force’s 436th Air Squadron load pallets of ammunition onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, to be sent to Ukraine as part of a security assistance program,” the US Department. of Defense mentioned.
At the same time, the Pentagon did not specify what type of ammunition will be sent.
.@usairforce airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron load palletized explosives bound for Ukraine 🇺🇦 onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a security assistance mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. pic.twitter.com/wEKIyZZ7Ue
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) August 15, 2022
It was previously reported that Ukraine requested from the United States ammunition for HIMARS, howitzers and UAVs.
On Monday, August 8, Washington announced a new $1 billion military aid package for Kyiv. This, in particular, includes ammunition for HIMARS, AMRAAM missiles, a thousand Javelin and C-4 explosives.
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