War in Ukraine, US Ready to Deliver Smart Bombs: How They Work

War in Ukraine, US Ready to Deliver Smart Bombs: How They Work

The US is not giving up on Ukraine. The Biden administration is considering sending advanced electronic equipment to Kiev to convert unguided munitions into ‘smart bombs’ capable of hitting Russian military positions with a higher level of accuracy. This was reported by American sources who explain that these ‘kits’ will include global positioning devices and can be attached to a series of weapons, creating what the Pentagon calls a Joint Direct Attack Munition (Jdam). However, it remains unclear whether President Biden or other members of his Security Council have approved this transfer. Furthermore, it was not specified by the sources whether Ukrainian forces would use these kits for ground-launched or air-launched missiles, or in detail which specific systems currently in Kiev’s arsenal would be candidates for such an ‘upgrade’.

Meanwhile, the United States has imposed new sanctions on Russia that affect, among others, Vladimir Potanin, one of “the richest oligarchs in Russia, a great ally of President Putin”, recalls Secretary of State Antony Blinken when announcing the new measures that they also affect « 3 members of his family and his company, Interross». A former deputy prime minister in the mid-1990s under Boris Yeltsin, Potanin had previously been subject to sanctions for his role in Interros, an industrial conglomerate that is active in everything from manufacturing to construction to finance. Affected by the new sanctions are his wife Ekaterina and their two adult children, Ivan and Anastasia. His superyacht Nirvana has been designated ‘locked property’.


Source: IL Tempo

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