Delivery of long-range missiles to Ukraine postponed to next year
The United States has postponed until next year the delivery of a large batch of GLSDB small-diameter ground-launched bombs to Ukraine, adapted to strike at a range of about 160 km
Reuters writes about this, citing its own sources in the Pentagon.
It noted that the delivery of GLSDB by Boeing would take place in late December, after which there would be several months of testing before it is sent to Ukraine in 2024.
Ukrainian defenders need GLSDBs to hit targets at twice the range of HIMARS missiles and force Russia to move its supplies even further away from the front line.
The GLSDB is GPS-guided, can overcome electronic jamming, can be used in all weather conditions, and can also be used against armored vehicles.
- Strengthening Ukraine's air defense, ensuring the protection of critical infrastructure, and enhancing the resilience of Ukraine's energy grid are three key areas of US support for Ukrainians in the winter.