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New GLSDB guided bombs enhance Ukraine's arsenal, Zgurets explains

31 January, 2024 Wednesday
17:45

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

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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.
     
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