DOD sending additional $275M aid package to Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / October 28, 2022 at 1:46 PM

The Defense Department announced today that a new $275 million military aid package will be sent to Ukraine, transferring long-range ammunition, humvees, satellite communications gear and other capabilities.

The aid package is being transferred directly from U.S. stocks via presidential “drawdown” authority, the 24th such action since August 2021.

The package, according to a DOD fact sheet, includes:

* additional HIMARs munitions

* 500 precision-guided 155 mm rounds

* 2,000 155 mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems

* 125 humvees

* more than 1,300 anti-armor systems

* small arms and more than 2,750,000 rounds of small arms ammunition

* four satellite communications antennas

Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said the package is the first time since the start of the Russian invasion that U.S. satellite antennas are being sent to Ukraine.