The Pentagon is considering a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine with cheap, small precision bombs mounted on existing missiles.
This will allow Kiev to strike far behind Russian lines as the West scrambles to meet demand for more weapons. Sky News.
Ukraine is in desperate need of more sophisticated weapons as the war drags on and US and allied military stockpiles dwindle.
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Boeing’s proposed Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) system is one of about half a dozen plans to produce new types of munitions for Ukraine and US allies in Eastern Europe, according to industry sources.
The GLSDB could be delivered as early as spring 2023, according to a document reviewed by the Reuters news agency and three people familiar with the plan. The system combines the GBU-39 small diameter bomb (SDB) with the M26 rocket motor, both of which are already in the US stockpile.