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US to Send Ukraine Boeing’s Ground-Launched, GPS-Guided Bombs

  • Boeing-Saab Weapon Seen Doubling Ukraine Himars Strike Range
  • Rocket to be tipped with Small-Diameter Bomb That Flies On Own
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Ukraine Needs to Go on a Counteroffensive: Esper

A new ground-launched, bomb-tipped rocket to be ordered from Boeing Co. will be part of the latest package of US arms for Ukraine that will be announced Friday by the White House and Pentagon, officials said.

The long-range hybrid weapon combines two proven devices: an Air Force Small-Diameter Bomb guided by GPS satellites that’s currently in wide use and an Army rocket already being operated by Ukraine’s forces. Like some other equipment provided by the US and allies, it won’t be deployed in Ukraine anytime soon: An industry official said it would take about nine months for the first deliveries once the Air Force issues a contract.