The Department of Defense was required to submit a report to Congress “regarding the disposition of United States property, equipment and supplies provided to” Afghan forces that “were destroyed, taken out of” o “remain in Afghanistan,” states the report, which is dated March 2022.
From Afghanistan to Ukraine
The report also says that five Mi-17 helicopters that had been in Afghanistan were officially transferred to Ukraine in 2022, though they were already in Ukraine for maintenance before the US left Afghanistan. The Department of Defense notified Congress of its intent to transfer the helicopters in January 2022, before Russia’s invasion of the country had begun, and Ukraine signed a letter of acceptance on March 11, 2022.
“These five helicopters were in Ukraine undergoing overhaul maintenance when the Afghan government collapsed, and have remained there since,” afferma il rapporto.
Of other materials the US had previously procured for Afghanistan but not sent to the country, the US has given some “non-standard munitions” to Ukraine, including about 37,000 122mm howitzer rounds, afferma il rapporto.
The US has also transferred over 15 million rounds of Ball rifle ammunition, al di sopra di 99,000 40mm high-explosive/fragmentation grenade cartridges, e a proposito di 119,000 82mm high-explosive mortar rounds to Ukraine from material that was previously procured for Afghanistan, afferma il rapporto.
These munitions have been transferred to Ukraine under presidential drawdown authority, afferma il rapporto.
US military equipment and weapons left behind
Aircraft worth $ 923.3 million remained in Afghanistan. The US left 78 aircraft procured for the government of Afghanistan at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul before the end of the withdrawal. These aircraft were demilitarized and rendered inoperable before the US military left, afferma il rapporto. The US military conducted its non-combatant evacuation from Afghanistan in August, primarily through that airport.
Un totale di 9,524 air-to-ground munitions, valued at $ 6.54 milioni, remained in Afghanistan at the conclusion of the US military withdrawal. Il “significant majority” del “remaining aircraft munitions stock are non-precision munitions,” afferma il rapporto.
Al di sopra di 40,000 del totale 96,000 military vehicles the US gave to Afghan forces remained in Afghanistan at the time of the US withdrawal, Compreso 12,000 military Humvees, afferma il rapporto. “The operational condition of the remaining vehicles” in Afghanistan is “unknown,” afferma il rapporto.
Più di 300,000 del totale 427,300 weapons the US gave to Afghan forces remained in Afghanistan at the time of the US military withdrawal, secondo il rapporto. Meno di 1,537,000 del “specialty munitions” e “common small arms ammunition,” valued at a total of $ 48 milioni, are still in the country, afferma il rapporto.
“Nearly all” of the communications equipment that the US gave to Afghan forces, including base-station, mobile, man-portable and hand-held commercial and military radio systems, and associated transmitters and encryption devices also remained in Afghanistan at the time of the withdrawal, afferma il rapporto.
“Nearly all” night vision, sorveglianza, “biometric and positioning equipment” totaling nearly 42,000 pieces of specialized equipment remained in the country, the report adds.
E “nearly all,” of the explosive ordinance disposal and demining equipment, Compreso 17,500 “pieces of explosive detection, electronic countermeasure, disposal and personal protective equipment” also remained in Afghanistan, secondo il rapporto.