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Official Describes DOD's Efforts to Bolster Ukraine's Defense

Today, the Defense Department announced the authorization of  a security assistance package for Ukraine valued at up to $275 million.


Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said the package included: 

  • Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems. 
  • 500 precision-guided 155 mm artillery rounds. 
  • 2,000 155 mm rounds of remote anti-armor mine systems. 
  • Over 1,300 anti-armor systems, including AT4 anti-tank weapons and shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapons. 
  • 125 Humvees. 
  • Small arms with more than 2.75 million rounds. 
  • Four satellite communications antennas to augment Ukraine's communications capabilities, which include Starlink. 

Allies and partners are also providing security assistance to Ukraine, she said. Spain will be delivering HAWK air defense launchers, and Germany is delivering IRIS-T air defense systems. 

A map of Ukraine shows the locations of cities a senior military official discussed during a briefing.
Ukraine Map
A map of Ukraine.
Photo By: DOD
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"We're extremely pleased that our partners and allies have been donating these systems to Ukraine," she added. 

In other news, Singh announced that on Oct. 31, U.S. Army Pacific will activate its first Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center in Hawaii. 

A soldier with a gun walks toward barbed wire strung across the ground in a wooded area.
Platoon Exercise
A soldier from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducts a platoon exercise in Poland, Oct. 26, 2022.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Charles Porter
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It's the first combat training center established by the Army in over 50 years and the first combat training center for the Indo-Pacific region. 

The first rotation will include several thousand troops from all U.S. military services, including the Coast Guard, as well as participants from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, she said. 

A helicopter hovers above the ground.
Aerial Exercise
An AH-64E Apache Guardian from the Army’s 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division participates in an aerial gunnery exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Oct. 25, 2022.
Photo By: Army Sgt. John Schoebel, Army National Guard
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"JPMRC increases combined training opportunities for regional allies and partners and produces significant cost savings, versus moving personnel and equipment to continental U.S. training facilities," she said. 

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