In continuarea ajutorului militar consistent oferit de SUA pentru Ucraina, o noua transa de 2,2 miliarde de dolari va fi curand trimisa Kievului.
Acest pachet include si rachetele de mare precizie GLSDB, produse in cooperare de Boieng si SAAB.
Raza de actiune a rachetelor este de 150 km. Acest detaliu va fi esential in folosirea lor pentru lovirea centrelor logistice si a cartierelor generale de trupe invadatoare rusesti aflate pe teritoriul Ucrainei, in special in Donbas.
The Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB)
integrates two combat-proven systems, Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb(SDB) I and the M26 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rocket, to provide ground and joint forces with a long-range, precision fires weapon capable of conducting reverse slope engagements and defeating targets ranging from hardened facilities to soft-skinned assets.
With a 360-degree target engagement ability, GLSDB provides commanders and
planners with a highly flexible weapon that complements existing ballistic trajectory
weapons to significantly expand current ground artillery capability.
GLSDB builds upon Boeing’s highly successful SDB and existing MLRS rockets. The
SDB I is a 250-pound class weapon with an Advanced Anti-Jam Global Positioning
System aided Inertial Navigation System, combined with a multipurpose penetrating
blast-and-fragmentation warhead and a programmable electronic fuze.
Approximately 17,000 SDBs have been built at Boeing’s award-winning, modern
production facility in St. Charles, Mo. Since the first SDB delivery in April 2005, every
weapon has been delivered on time and at cost.
Under a teaming agreement signed August 2014, Boeing and Saab will offer GLSDB to
current and future rocket artillery users. In Feb. 2015, the companies conducted a series
of flight tests of GLSDB in Vidsel, Sweden, that showed that the SDB can withstand a
rocket artillery launch without compromising its performance.
Designed to provide ground forces with an ideal combination of range and load out (6
rockets per pod) while adding SDB’s proven performance, precision, and flight
maneuverability, GLSDB will provide many advantages to the warfighter, including:
Increased range of up to 150 kilometers
Highly accurate; leverages performance of SDB
All angle, all aspect attack – even targets behind the launch point
Multiple rocket, multiple target, near simultaneous impact
All weather, 24/7 availability
Terrain avoidance, such as mountains
Cave breaching capability
Launches from hidden or protected positions to avoid detection
Programmable fuze provides impact and delay fuzing for deep penetration or
SDB Focused Lethality Munition variant is also an option for low collateral damage
Laser SDB variant provides moving target capability
Key Performance Factors
Range of up to 150 kilometers
Load out of up to six rockets per pod
Designed for minimal collateral damage
Complete SDB flight maneuverability
Dimensions – GLSDB All-Up Round
Length: 154 in.
Diameter: 9.5 in
Weight: 600 lbs.
Dimensions – SDB
Size: 71 in. (L) x 7.75 in. (H) x 7.5 in. (W)
Weight: 285 lbs.
Wingspan: 63.3 in. (open), 7.5 in. (stowed)
Airframe – SDB
Warhead: Penetrating blast fragmentation
Weight: 205 lbs.
Explosive Fill: 36 lbs. Insensitive Munition Certified
Fuze: Integrated Electronic Safe/Arm Fuze System Impact and Delayed Settings
with Height of Burst Sensor
Inertial Navigation System (INS)/Global Positioning System
Anti-jam and Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module
Advanced Core Processor Two Module