Ukrainian servicemen of Ukrainian Air Defence unit, 241st separate brigade of the Territorial Defence Forces take part in a training in the Kyiv region on October 28, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine to get more laser-guided munitions to kill drones

A new tranche of U.S. military aid includes $300 million for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative funding.
Children walk next to the memorial wall with the names of residents who were killed at the time of Russia’s occupation, on July 2, 2023 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Kyiv suburb was turned into a battlefield in the first month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow’s troops attempted to seize the capital. Ukrainian forces took back control of Bucha and nearby towns last March, after weeks of violent occupation by Russian forces. Ukrainian authorities allege that 1,400 deaths occurred during Russian occupation here, with more than 175 people found in mass graves and torture chambers, amid thousands of instances of war crimes. (Photo by Roman Pilipey/Getty Images)

‘Have the kids come home?’: How open-source technologies are reshaping conflict and humanitarian operations

DefenseScoop was recently briefed about how the U.S. government is increasingly engaging with a broad range of efforts to document evidence of potential war crimes and other…
President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talk as they depart the U.S. Capitol following the Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Saint Patrick’s Day March 17, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

White House requests $13B in supplemental defense funding for Ukraine as budget deadline looms

About $9.5 billion would be set aside for equipment for Ukraine’s military and to help replenish U.S. military stocks, according to a summary of the request.
U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Tacket, Head Quarters and Head Quarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, launches a Tier I Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, “PUMA”, during training, Schofield Barracks, Nov. 14, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Hillary Rustine)

US to send more Puma drones to Ukraine

An unspecified number of the unmanned aerial systems were included in the latest security assistance package. valued at $2.1 billion. that was announced Friday.