The United States has delivered Joint Direct Attack Munition-Extended Range (JDAM-ER) guided glide bombs to Ukraine, Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), General James Hecker, revealed on March 8.
“Recently, we’ve just gotten some precision munitions [to Ukraine] that had some extended range and go a little bit further than the gravity drop bomb and has precision [guidance],” The War Zone quoted Gen. Hecker as saying at a symposium. “That’s a recent capability that we were able to give them probably in the last three weeks.”
The Pentagon announced sending “precision aerial munitions” to Ukraine as part of a $1.85 billion package last December.
The exact configuration of the JDAM-ERs that Ukraine received is still unclear. Gen. Gen. Hecker referred to them using the designation GBU-62. The only known variant of the GBU-62 appears to be the GBU-62(V)1/B Quickstrike-ER, which combines the JDAM-ER kit with the 2,000-pound [907-kg] class Mk 64 Quickstrike naval mine.
The JDAM-ER kit consists of a tail with a GPS-assisted inertial navigation guidance system and a pair of foldable wings that aid the bomb in gliding toward the designated target with a range of up to 80 kilometers.
The Quickstrike mines, which are based on the Mk 80-series bombs, are not intended for use as general-purpose strike weapons. Ukraine may have received a special variant with that ability.
The Ukrainian Air Force may have integrated the JDAM-ER on its Soviet-era MiG-29 and Su-27 fighter jets, just as it did before with the U.S.-made AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles.
Gen. Hecker said that the JDAM-ER would allow the Ukrainians to hit targets beyond the reach of their present air and ground-launched weapons, including the U.S.-supplied M142 HIMARS and the M270 MLRS supplied by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway and Italy. The glide bomb also packs a heavier warhead.
The USAFE chief acknowledged the presence of some operational conditions that might limit the bomb’s employability in battle.
In order to take full advantage of the JDAM-ER range, Ukrainian pilots will have to release them from high altitudes. However, this would leave them exposed to Russian fighter jets and air defense means. Long-range anti-aircraft missiles, like the R-37m that is carried by Su-35s and MiG-31s fighter jets and the 48N6 launched by the S-400 system, will be especially dangerous to Ukraine fighter jets climbing to release the bombs.
Furthermore, the JDAM-ER’s GPS-based guidance system will leave the bomb vulnerable to Russian electronic warfare means.
All in all, supplying Ukraine with the JDAM-ER represents a new escalation by the U.S. The Ukrainian Air Force could use the bombs to launch attacks on Russian territory. One of the main targets may be the Crimean Peninsula.
Time to hit Americunts straight in the jawbone !
in the balls, not the jawbone
“The Russian Mig 31 and Su 57 operating the R37M long range hypersonic missile have engaged Ukrainian aircraft at a range of over 200kms from the safety of Russian airspace.”
That link if very Pro Western.
I’m amazed that Russia do not do what USA do and arm Hezbolla in Syria with Kornets to attack US military patrols because the US wouldn’t think twice about it if they got the chance.
With Verbas to bring down US Planes and Helicopters because if the roles were reversed the US would do it in a heartbeat.
Leave those monkeys alone, hezbollah will use it against beirut they were already responsible blowing up half the city with their stored nitrate imagine what they would do with actual missiles. Fuk them to hell and back.
Sure they were, Avi.
Yet another ignorant comment – the explosions were from tactical nukes.
Looool ah man if i had a dime for every idiot here i would be rich
Ape, he was making fun of you for lying. Holy shit your are a real rtd. Also, shekels clown-ass.
If you put a dime on yourself and made a bet, you’ll be up in the sky with Elon.
“their”? Your nose is on the ground pig, stop doing drugs. Subhuman blames everything on Hezbollah that happens in Lebanon.
Hesbollah been using kornet for years now
They were cooking up Merkavas over ten years ago with Kornet.
Remind me, which US arms dealer will be profiteering off this?
Or are Ukrainian pilots simply not dying fast enough to meet the US timeline for “fighting to the last Ukrainian”?
Time for Russia to step up bombing Ukrainian air fields?
Yeah I think it’s time to start hitting UAF military infrastructure hard.
Pantsir system should be able to take these out easily.
Meanwhile MSM is silent regarding this matter. Damn its a corrupt and wicked world.
This Simulacrum construct unfortunately was built to be wicked. To try to change it is a trap.
In the US.
Of the twelve(12) senior executives of the “Big Six” media corporations, nine(9) are Ashkenazi Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 75%.
Of the sixty-seven(67) senior executives of the major television and radio news networks, forty-seven(47) are Ashkenazi Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 70%.
Of the sixty-five(65) senior executives of the major newspapers and news magazines, forty-two(42) are Ashkenazi Jews or have Jewish spouses. This is a numerical representation of 65%.
Peoples just don’t want to see that real picture. They are afraid to be counted as ‘antisemitic’ but they’re basically wrong. Those are khazarian talmudic non-blood turkic peoples who borrowed in history the mozaic religion but didn’t renounce to theirs evil behavior. They are the FAKE JEWS, peoples who deeply hate cristendom and all other religions, including the old genuine Moses one: MOSAICISM. They run the deep state in every all west countries and exported that into the former east european ones. They also run Israel, and are about 85% of all jews of the world. The real JEWS, the avraamic blood, the hebrew people, are only about 15%. Those fajoos are the peoples of Satan/Shaitan and they are NOT SEMITIC.
Time to go in and take out that khazarian actor and take all the country under Russian authority
A great understanding of this war. Thumbs up. It just may be in your DNA that are able to understand, because most are followers.
..Mr. Putin. please carpet bomb Kiev asap…thanx!
They have to send planes as well or they think the ukros will use baloons?
They’ve already used these bombs successfully on Russian target today. Check Reddit for the video.
I’m very disappointed with news like this. Surely ukrotards will only try to bomb more civilians in Donetsk. How is it possible that Kiev’s fascist regime still have fighter jets or did they recently arrive from Poland? Why isn’t Russia opposing more?Lithuanian president recently made a statement that the west should send whatever they like because Russians so called red lines are just empty words. Russia should consider use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield to make it even against almost 40 countries against 1.
any amerikan nazi mulatto penis welcome to glide into my anus
That have an extremely weak ‘spot’ and a very easy method to counter it. That launching very high altitude can be used by non-stop MIG 31 PATROL with long range missiles. Period. If ukroshit is targeted before reaching the deploying point IT HAVE no other option than to jetison and rapid turn around in a steep dive. All consist in a proper russian PATROL mode, knowing the amerishit will track every MIG 31 take-off.
Another western ‘wonder weapon’.
And how exactly do they plan on delivering them? All airbases in Ukraine have been destroyed and Russia has complete air superiority. They will shoot down any plane in Russian airspace, including a US piloted aircraft. Russia has just begun it’s final offensive. I bet they won’t stop at the Ukraine border. I think they realize they have to dismantle NATO.
Ass holes in the military industrial complex. All they know is war, chaos and killing to fatten their own bank accounts. They’ve destroyed democracy in America, spread chaos and tyranny around the world, while calling it spreading democracy. They’ve made America hated the world over. When America collapses, because of their greedy actions, they will take their millions and flee. Average working Americans will left behind to absorb the worlds anger and punishment. That’s how the elites work. Just like the nazis in WW2 fleeing defeated Germany and leaving average citizens behind to take the worlds anger and punishment.