The US is providing Ukraine with long-range GPS-guided bombs that are capable of hitting targets 72 kilometres away, APA reports citing Bloomberg.
The Pentagon has not formally acknowledged that it is sending the modified version of Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munition, saying only it would send "precision aerial munitions" as part of a US$1.85 billion package announced on 21 December.
But two people familiar with the matter confirmed the weapon is the Extended-Range Jdam, known as the Jdam-ER. Those bombs are capable of hitting targets 72 kilometres (45 miles) away. Boeing is the producing company.
The US Department of Defense announced the allocation of a US$460 million military aid package for Ukraine on 20 February.