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Pentagon Will Send Longer-Range Rockets to Ukraine as Part of New Aid Package

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A new package of U.S. military aid for Ukraine includes rockets with a range twice the distance of the rockets Kyiv now has. The Pentagon announced the new package on Friday.

The Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) is included in a $2.2 billion U.S. military aid package announced by the Pentagon. The GLSDB has a range roughly double that of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) already supplied.

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As part of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), the United States “will be providing a Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb to Ukraine,” Brigadier General Patrick Ryder told a news briefing at the Pentagon. 

The highly accurate system can be used in all weather, according to manufacturer Boeing. It also has terrain avoidance capability, and can breach caves.

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