The Pentagon is preparing a new batch of weapons, estimated at two billion dollars.
In particular, this batch includes guided hover bombs capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 130 kilometers. It was developed on the basis of the GBU-39/B small-diameter guided bomb, which is a small-sized munition of limited diameter with relatively high destructive power. The bomb has folding wings and internal flight adjustment devices. The total weight of the ammunition is 130 kg. GBU-39 / B belongs to the category of ultra-precise floating bombs, since its deviation from the target does not exceed one meter. Notably, the bomb has been adapted for the M270 MLRS and M142 HIMARS ground launchers.
The bomb was equipped with a jet engine used in the 227-mm M26 rocket launcher of the MLRS multiple launch rocket system. A bomb flying along a ballistic trajectory is launched to its maximum height when the wings are expanded.
The maximum range of these bombs is estimated at 150 km. However, the price of one bomb is estimated at $40,000, which is considered a cheap price.
Ewing is expected to start manufacturing these munitions based on stock held in US warehouses. And if these bombs hit Ukraine, they can pose a danger to the rear and transport routes of the Russian army, and this danger cannot be denied.
Earlier media reported that General Atomics offered to supply Ukraine with two Reaper MQ-9 drones for one dollar, knowing that their transfer to Ukraine would cost it at least $10 million. The drone can carry 4 air-to-surface missiles or 38 bombs guided by using a GPS navigation system. The march can fly at a speed of 400 km / h for a distance of up to 1900 km and stay in the air for 24 hours.
Source: Russian newspaper
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