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New US aid package includes longer-range bombs for Ukraine

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The Biden administration is offering Ukraine with a brand new longer-range bomb as a part of the $2.2 billion assist package deal announced Friday, however the brand new weapon seemingly gained’t arrive till a lot later this year.

The weapon, the Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb, is made up of a precision-guided 250-pound bomb strapped to a rocket motor and fired from a floor launcher. It’s usually launched from the air and the ground-launched model doesn’t but exist in U.S. army stock. It may take as much as 9 months for U.S. protection contractors to do the mandatory retrofits.

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