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Ukrainian Armed Forces to Produce Domestically-Made Guided Aerial Bombs


Ukrainian military officials announced upcoming tests of their own guided bombs within the next few weeks. General Serhii Holubtsov, chief of aviation of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, talked about the development in an interview with Radio Svoboda.

He revealed that they are converting existing unguided bombs by equipping them with wings, GPS guidance systems, and control modules. These tests mark a significant milestone for Ukraine’s domestic weapons production capabilities.

“We are also currently working on the conversion and creation of our adjusted aerial bombs, based on ordinary free-falling ones. There are some constructive nuances, you need to choose a wing, a GPS module, as well as a control module. In a few weeks, we should start the first tests of the first batches of such bombs, already Ukrainian,” Holubtsov said.

He added that Ukraine is currently using Western-made anti-aircraft guns: GBU-39, GBU-62 of various calibers.

Russia actively uses anti-aircraft missiles to attack Ukrainian settlements and positions of the Ukrainian military. In particular, these bombs were intensively used during the Russian offensive in the north of Kharkiv Region.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Russian forces use more than 3,000 guided aerial bombs per month to strike Ukraine.

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