As the Pentagon gears up to support Ukraine in a potential counteroffensive against Russian forces, the Biden administration plans to make a public announcement regarding a $2.5 billion military aid package. Two people knowledgeable of the decision have noted that the package will likely include a number of Bradley and Stryker armored vehicles.

It has been posited by U.S. officials that the conflict has progressed to the stage where Ukrainian forces need to attack with a combination of tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, and air support, referred to as combined arms warfare. An infusion of Bradleys and Strykers would provide added strength and mobility to the troops on the battlefield.

It has been reported that the upcoming transfer may have up to 100 Strykers, according to a person with knowledge of the plan. This would be the first time the U.S. Department of Defense has provided Ukraine with such vehicles. However, those familiar with the program remained anonymous to discuss it before an official announcement.

In addition to the 50 Bradley fighting vehicles recently mentioned in a $3 billion arms package, the upcoming aid will also include a substantial resupply of ammunition for howitzers, rocket artillery, and other mine-resistant vehicles, according to familiar people with the transfer.

To enhance the large-scale, combined arms training that several hundred Ukrainian soldiers are receiving at an American military base in Germany, the U.S. has provided new vehicles to the troops. Now that winter has come, the combat has shifted to the south and east and has devolved into a brutal battle, with both sides sustaining heavy losses for minimal gain.