White House spokesman John Kirby said the United States could not confirm the Russian Ministry of Defense’s report that a GLSDB guided missile was shot down in Ukraine. He announced this at a briefing. Reuters.
I saw the news in the press, but we can’t confirm it,” he said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for the first time reported about a GLSDB-guided MLRS projectile shot down in a special military operations zone.
In February, Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder reported that the United States would hand over small-scale land-launched bombs from the GLSDB to Ukraine as part of a new military aid package.
GLSDB – GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb aircraft bomb mounted with 227 mm M26 rocket engine from M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS MLRS. The firing range of such a projectile exceeds 150 kilometers. These systems have been in service with the US military and its allies for decades.
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