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​Ukraine Uses U.S. JDAM Bombs to Destroy russian Depots (Video)

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JDAM-ER precision-guided munition / Photo credit: boeing.com.au
JDAM-ER precision-guided munition / Photo credit: boeing.com.au

The Ukrainian Air Force destroyed occupiers' command post as well as rocket and artillery depot near village of Chelburda in Kherson Oblast

The video of destruction of russian occupiers' facilities was published by press service of the 38th Separate Marine Brigade, Militarnyi reports.

The air strike was carried out by combat aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Forces. Aerial reconnaissance unit of the 38th Separate Marine Brigade monitored confirmation of destruction of russian command post. The post was destroyed by JDAM-ER precision-guided munition.

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It should be noted that the Ukrainian Air Forces have been quite successful in using this type of aircraft bombs. These bombs allow hitting target without entering russians` air defense zone.

The JDAM is a guidance kit that converts unguided bombs into all-weather precision-guided munitions. JDAM-equipped bombs are guided by an integrated inertial guidance system coupled to GPS receiver, giving them a published range of up to 28 kilometrs.

Ukraine Uses U.S. JDAM Bombs to Destroy russian Depots (Video), Defense Express
JDAM-ER guidance kit that converts unguided bombs into all-weather precision-guided munitions / Photo: Australian Department of Defense

After detachment from the carrier aircraft, the JDAM autonomously follows the target coordinates. The coordinates can be loaded into aircraft before takeoff, changed by crew during the flight before launch, or entered via a data link from onboard targeting equipment. The bomb's flight paths can be programmed so that target can be hit at desired angle.

Ukraine received the ER (Extended Range) version, which has a range of up to 72,4 kilometers. Bombs were integrated into MiG-29 fighter aircraft.

Ukraine Uses U.S. JDAM Bombs to Destroy russian Depots (Video), Defense Express
JDAM-ER bomb attached to a pylon of a Ukrainian MiG-29 / Photo credit: @OSINTtechnical

Earlier Defense Express reported that Ukraine had downed 3 Su-34 fighter-bombers in a day as well as russia had lost 11 such aircraft in February.

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