Ukraine Received Air-Launched GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs From U.S. In Secret – Reports

Ukraine Received Air-Launched GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs From U.S. In Secret - Reports

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The air-launched version of the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB), the GBU-39, has been secretly supplied by the United States to Ukraine.

The delivery was first revealed by The Washington Post on May 24. Later on the same day, a U.S. official first confirmed to The War Zone that Kiev forces had already used the bomb in combat. On May 25, a photo showing at least two bombs of this type loaded onto a MiG-29 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force surfaced online, further confirming the delivery.

The 129-kilogram GBU-39 is guided by a GPS-aided inertial navigation system and has a range of around 111 kilometers when launched from air.

The U.S. didn’t publicly announce the plans to deliver the air-launched version of the GBU-39 to Ukraine. However, it revealed the delivery of the Ground-Launched SDB, known as the GLSDB, earlier this year.

The GLSDB combines the GBU-39 SDB with the M26 227 mm rocket motor. It has a range of up to 150 kilometers. To speed up the delivery to Ukraine, the U.S. reportedly developed special launchers for the munitions, which are not yet compatible with the M270 MLRS and the M142 HIMARS systems already supplied to Kiev forces.

The GLSDB failed in Ukraine in the face of Russian electronic warfare means, according to The Washington Post’s report and another published by Reuters on the same day, May 24. However, the air-launched version had more success.

“One U.S. weapon used by aircraft, the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb, has proved resilient to jamming,” The Washington Post said in its report citing confidential internal Ukrainian assessments. The same article notes that “nearly 90 percent of dropped [Small Diameter Bombs] struck their target.”

No details are provided about the numbers of air-launched SDBs provided to Ukraine and which warplanes are dropping them, but the report states that they began to be delivered to Ukraine in November of last year.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the first interception of an SDB-type bomb last March. In later months, the remains of several munitions of this type were found in remote areas in the special military operation after they were apparently jammed by Russian electronic warfare means.

The Washington Post’s claims about the air-launched SDB being more resilient to Russian electronic warfare does not make much sense as this version uses the exact same guidance system installed in the ground-launched version.

Here it is important to note that the newspaper was citing official Ukrainian assessments, which may have been manipulated then leaked to justify the supply of the air-launched version of the bomb after the failure of the ground-launched one.

The fact that Kiev forces have been using the air-launched SDB at least since last November and it made no difference whatsoever in the battlefield indicates that it has indeed failed, just like the GLSDB.

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france foreign legion kaputt

this makes the usa an active and direct part of the conflict. so they have to be nu*кеd preemptively asap

Last edited 1 month ago by france foreign legion kaputt
Dgghjj

just kick them out of the black sea sky….

Saxon

speaking of, russia’s black sea fleet has lost many vessels while docked in base.

https://tinyurl.com/269729w5 (ukraine military situation: may 22 – 24 2024: krynky bridgehead evacuated by ua troops) – this sobering video is quite a decent analysis that i am sure many here will mistaken for being pro-nato propaganda. all while believing every word of russian eurasianist propaganda.

Last edited 1 month ago by Saxon
jens holm

the russian navy takes swimming lessons to invade odessa.

Saxon

doesn’t change the fact they lost several surface ships and some submarines. most were docked in their naval bases in crimea, before ukraine sunk them using foreign supplied cruise missiles.

Saxon

moscow would do better repositioning their black sea fleet closer to the baltic, georgia and krasnodar. or better yet, in their arctic and pacific fleets.

jens holm

inferior amerikan hillbilly nazi retired janitor saxon from shekelstein walmart humiliated by russian superiority….

Clyde

thanks for derping.

AngloSaxonfuck

and they will lose more vessels, so what is your point?, a couple of vessels in exchange for an ex-country called ukraine? angloxasons = retarded people

Saxon

they should have simply transferred the bulk of the blacksea fleet to the baltic, arctic and pacific fleets respectively.

Saxon

as for the term anglo saxon, it is more of a cultural foundation to draw upon. modern america is a melting pot, even among the masses of european immigrants before the 1960s and 70s.

Saxon

behold: “neo-liberalism.”

the west today has higher levels of social spending than the ussr ever did.
(oecd – ilibrary. org/ sites/ 6a204f6e- en/ index. html? itemid = /content/ component/ 6a204f6e – en).
https: //t. me/ thuletide/ 5644

Last edited 1 month ago by Saxon
Saxon

meanwhile russia and china are allied with useless north korea that has admitted to going to japan to kidnap random japanese citizens, as well as koreans south of the north-south korean demilitarized zone. north korean operatives were caught trying to kidnap the south korean president in the 1970s, and is to say nothing about the random border incursions by north korean forces.

Clyde

the us killed 20% of the north korean population between 1950 and 1953. imbecile.

Saxon

data please. as for koreans/japanese, they are not americans. why doesn’t north korea try kidnapping them instead?

i noticed my typos above. i’ll try to avoid making typos in the future.

AngloSaxonfuck

who cares?

Saxon

russia and china don’t live up to standards they espouse. it’s easier to get arrested for “wrong think” (george orwell, 1984) in those countries.

Saxon

one of the reasons for why i prefer fascism and national socialism to classical liberalism and the facade of social democracy, and what javier milei describes is essentially the behavior of eurasian eastern bloc, including subhumans that hijacked the west 100 years ago:

https://t.me/thuletide/5651 javier milei, argentinian presidential candidate: “you can’t give shit leftards an inch, they’ll kill you. if you give them an inch they will use it to destroy you. you don’t negotiate with trash.”

Last edited 1 month ago by Saxon
jens holm

sure.

he also prefare inflation rates, so all gets more money.

Last edited 1 month ago by jens holm
AngloSaxonfuck

ey sholomo, don’t talk about what you don’t know, talk about black dicks, which is your specialty.

Saxon

i’m sure he does not prefer inflation. in fact the excessive taxation and social spending in western countries today all but ensures higher inflation.

– the economic foundations of fascism (paul einzig): https: //tinyurl. com/ bdhpvn8j

– sir oswald mosley discrediting international capitalism: https: //tinyurl. com/ yxyv2kfc

AngloSaxonfuck

again, nobody cares what you prefer, cuck.

jens holm

almost funny if they are met by turkish s400.

kill the Nazis, all of them

all s400 delivered by russia to turkey cannot attack russian aircrafts. it’s the way they were built. and turkey is not an enemy of russia , at least for now. so kill yourself motherfker

Saxon

meanwhile russia and china are allied with very useful north korea that has admitted to defend against aggressive japanese, as well as koreans south of the south korean demilitarized zone. japanese operatives were caught trying to kidnap the south korean president in the 1970s, and is to say nothing about the random border incursions by japanese forces.

all this to defend against “aggressive” north-koreans

Saxon

one of the reasons for why i prefer fascism and national socialism to classical liberalism and the facade of democracy, and what javier milei describes is essentially the behavior of northatlantic pact, including west european subhumans that hijacked africa over 100 years ago:

t.me/thueltide/5311 javier milei, argentinian president: “you can’t give shit rightards an inch, they’ll kill you. if you give them an inch they will use it to destroy you. you don’t negotiate with trash.”

Saxon

speaking of, russia’s black sea fleet has lost many vessels while docked in base.

https://tinyurl.com/267926w5 (ukraine military situation: may 22 – 24 2024: krynky bridgehead fugitives the ru troops) – this sobering video is quite a decent analysis that i am sure many here will mistaken for being pro-russian propaganda. all while believing every word of ukrainian nato eu propaganda.

Last edited 1 month ago by Saxon
AngloSaxonfuck

meanwhile glorious russia and glorious china are dumping all the fake money called usd and buying gold, you retard.

jens holm

seemes you already are nukes or has vacated chlose for tjernobyl for swimming for free energy.

Dick Von D'Astard

thing is they are trying to get compatible munitions in situ for if they ever get the flying coffin nato supplied f-16’s into the battle.

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jens holm

many f16s in the world as active and mainly are armed with sidewinders.

thats how it is dick von retard. the level is slighty better then mig 29 both in upgrades.

joke biden

why holm lick so many amerikunt mulatto peniz?

evjensi holmchuk

many peniz active in my anuz now that i dane citizen

jens holm

there we go again. here all which follow news the concept.

they are smaller, has lower range and are much cheeper. the result is many more missile, which is a not as accurate.

it the russians has the correct too, where it are, it can be jammed. ukras has to be clever.

i have not written article and wont.

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jens holm

as senile nazi moron my anuz think betterbthan my brain

evjensi holmchuk

zelensky deport me dempmark amerikan colonony cuz i senile lgbt married to amerikan saxon

Doctor Robert

you need mental help.

Umerov`s Chicken Army

and never forget: the war will be over on 03.04.2022, as russia will run out of ammunition on this day!

cia 🐔 / bnd 🐔 / mi5 🐔 🤡 😄😄😄

Last edited 1 month ago by Umerov`s Chicken Army
John Kesich

given russia’s air supremacy, will ukrainian planes survive long enough to use these wunderwaffen?

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Potemkin Village

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Slava Joe Biden 👍

gimme a break. what russian air supremacy?

kill the Nazis, all of them

russian air supremacy is when “epicenter” ammo depo is completely destroyed by air strike. letting the nazis of the ss kraken without any weapons and munition.

Da La Chiesa

then you have to kill russians.

Armadillo

scemo e stronzo

and it’s dalla chiesa, moron.

Last edited 1 month ago by Armadillo
AngloSaxonfuck

even in your stupid country there is russian air supremacy, uncle joe

You're Stupid Fool

only in russian fantasies. reality is humilitiating russian military.

Armadillo

these air launched small diameter bombs were preceded by ground launched small cranium diameter bums from alabama to show their ukrainian counterparts how to aim them without blowing themselves up. it seems to have worked most of the time. “gud enuff fer pentigone wurk”, as they say in alabama.

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John Ellis

ukrainian military understand better modern warfare than western or russian military experts. russia and west have outdated perspective of modern war.

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Clyde

that’s certainly been proven by the success of the ato in donbas. never stop derping.

Pavel

destroying €2 million heavy tank by very cheap small drone.

Armadillo

tank suffers from sclerosis like its makers.

Jennings

have to admit ukies been very successful using cheap drones killing rooskie vehicles, military targets and oil depots/refineries.

Saxon

i receive welfare from joe biden—desperate time in my hillbilly cesspool american village—after retired as janitor i live in basement special government subsidy–like all money worshipping amerikan i mean and bitter over-conformist automaton—no individuality

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Armadillo

america’s deep state does most things in secret because it’s too ashamed to be found out.

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