Boeing Offers Cheap, Precision Bombs for Ukraine


The Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) missile system engages targets with GPS guidance. Photo/sab

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is reportedly considering Boeing’s offer to mass-produce inexpensive precision bombs for Ukraine using existing US arsenals.

Currently Washington and its allies are struggling to meet the military aid needs of Kiev.

According to Reuters, Boeing has proposed supplying Ukrainian troops with a so-called Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) system, which would pair the $40,000 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) with the relatively abundant M26 rocket motor.

This inexpensive weapon has been in development since 2019.

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In documents seen by Reuters, Boeing claims the availability of the necessary components will allow it to produce the weapons and start delivering them to Ukraine as early as spring 2023.

However, there are still logistical hurdles to be overcome, as at least six suppliers must expedite the delivery of parts to produce weapons quickly.

Boeing’s plan also calls for a price waiver, which would exempt contractors from in-depth review to ensure the Pentagon gets a fair deal.

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According to the website of SAAB AB which manufactures weapons together with Boeing, the GPS-guided GLSDB is capable of engaging targets at a distance of up to 150 kilometers.

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