US Considers Supplying Ukraine, Eastern European Allies With Almost 100 Mile Strike Weapons
The United States is reportedly weighing a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine and its Eastern European allies with munitions that would allow troops to strike Russian targets up to 100 miles away.
Boeing’s proposed system, called the Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), has a range of approximately 94 miles and would allow Ukraine to strike further behind Russian lines.
Although Washington has denied Kyiv’s request for the 185-mile-range ATACMS missile, the GLSDB bombs could be delivered in the spring, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.
The bombs have been in development since 2019, well before the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops.
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According to SAAB, which is jointly manufacturing the GLSDB bombs with Boeing, the weapons can defeat some electronic jams, can be used in all weather conditions and can be used against armored vehicles.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Boeing for comment.
The United States has sent billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine to help troops fend off a Russian invasion. Since February, the US has sent nearly $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine, so much so that the Biden administration is struggling to track how the aid is being used.
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The volume of US aid to the country has given rise to some skeptics within the Republican Party, who are calling for greater accountability.