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In a few weeks, testing of Ukrainian smart bombs will begin

In a few weeks, testing of Ukrainian smart bombs will begin

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Ukraine is preparing to test a Ukrainian-made analog of the US JDAM-ER.

This was outlined during an interview with Serhii Holubotsov, Chief of Aviation of the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

According to him, Ukraine is currently developing high-precision kits for Soviet-era bombs, which, in addition to high accuracy, should also provide an increased range due to the presence of two consoles.

In addition, he noted that testing of the Ukrainian-made kit is to begin in a few weeks.

If the tests are successful and mass production begins, Ukrainian-made high-precision bombs will increase the intensity of their use on the front line.

Currently, the main problem facing the specialists is the correct selection of transmitters, a GPS module, and a wing.

The equipment must have a high level of protection against enemy electronic warfare systems to ensure high accuracy when used against enemy rear targets.

In addition to the kit itself, the aircraft that will carry such weapons must be modernized in some way to partially integrate the bombs into the weapon control system.

Holubtsov also noted that Ukraine has now placed a large order for American precision-guided weapons systems for aviation.

This is due to the larger number of aircraft in the Ukrainian Air Force that have undergone the appropriate process of integrating Western weapons, which will increase the intensity of their use in the future.

Militarnyi previously reported that the Ukrainian Air Force adapted Soviet combat aircraft to use American GBU-39 bombs.

GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is an American light high-precision aircraft bomb that weighs 130 kilograms and has a diameter of about 190 mm and a length of about 1.8 m. The maximum range is up to 110 km, provided that it is dropped from a high altitude.

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