“For the liberation of all occupied territories”: the Pentagon confirmed the transfer of long-range GLSDB missiles to Ukraine
According to foreign media, these munitions will have the same effect on the course of hostilities, as before HIMARS.
The US Department of Defense confirmed that they would transfer long-range GLSDB missiles to Ukraine in a new military assistance package to “liberate their territories.”
About This was announced at a briefing by Pentagon spokesman, US Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder.
“We are transferring GLSDB, which will allow Ukraine to retake its territories,” said the Brigadier General.
To a clarifying question from journalists whether the transfer of long-range GLSDB missiles provides for their use for strikes on military targets in Crimea, he replied: “Ukraine must independently decide what operations to carry out to liberate its territories from the occupiers.”
Long-Range GLSDB: What We Know About Missiles
GLSDB missiles can hit targets up to 150 kilometers, developed by the American company Boeing and the Swedish Saab. This is almost double the GMLRS for HIMARS. According to foreign media reports, these munitions will have the same impact on the course of hostilities as previously HIMARS.
It is noted that GLSDB can be fired from installations such as the HIMARS system, which the United States has already supplied to Ukraine. The missile has advanced tracking systems to make it more accurate.
The munitions are equipped with decomposing wings and a rocket engine for extra range. This allows the missile to be accurately aimed if it is to be launched from an aircraft without putting the pilot at risk. GLSDB uses an inertial guidance and guidance system using GPS.
Recall, according to military observer and veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war Alexei Getman, American GLSDB missiles manufactured by Boeing and Saab Group with a range of 150 km, which will transferred to Ukraine in this package of US military assistance, can, if not disrupt, then significantly slow down the offensive. Russian troops, which the Kremlin is preparing.