New GLSDB guided bombs enhance Ukraine's arsenal, Zgurets explains
Serhiy Zgurets, director of the media and consulting company Defense Express, highlighted the versatile capabilities of the GLSDB guided munitions, recently acquired by Ukraine through Pentagon transfers
He shared it on Espreso TV channel.
"The GLSDB is a highly precise munition set to be utilized by the Ukrainian army from standard HIMARS or MLRS launchers. It represents a novel long-range guided missile, integrating cruise-guided aerial bomb capabilities with the launch motor of existing legacy systems. With a range of 150 km, this addition provides us with two long-range systems in our arsenal. In comparison to HIMARS, it has increased power and accuracy, featuring a warhead weight of 90 kg – four times that of the current GMLRS ammunition in use," explained Zgurets.
A military expert highlighted the GLSDB's virtual invulnerability due to its protection against enemy electronic warfare systems.
"It maneuvers like a guided cruise missile on a complex trajectory, making it exceptionally challenging to intercept. The critical question revolves around the quantity of transferred ammunition. These new guided munitions, with their potent warhead, serve a versatile purpose, capable of demolishing bunkers, radars, and air defense systems. To be precise, they have multifunctional utility, ensuring a range of viable targets," emphasized Zgurets.
- Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder corroborated the news, confirming that Ukraine is set to receive a batch of high-precision, long-range GLSDB bombs from Boeing.