Ukraine may receive the first batch of GLSDB guided bombs by the end of January - Politico
On Wednesday, January 31, Ukraine may receive the first batch of GLSDB bombs from the United States of America. It is noted that these small-diameter bombs are "a brand new long-range weapon made by Boeing."
Politico writes about this, citing four interlocutors, two of whom are American officials. The GLSDB batch is expected to arrive on the battlefield this Wednesday.
The Pentagon has successfully tested these new long-range precision-guided bombs before sending them to Ukraine. Even the United States does not yet have such projectiles in service, the article says.
According to one official, the new GLSDB bombs, which can fly about 90 miles (about 145 km), will give Ukraine "significant capabilities"
"It gives them a deeper strike capability that they didn't have and adds to their long-range arsenal. It's just an additional arrow in the quiver that will allow them to do more," the source said.
The GLSDB is a small-sized precision-guided munition that is actually a cruise missile. The GLSDB technology combines a small-diameter GBU-39 (SDB) aircraft bomb with a rocket engine from an M26 rocket projectile.