Bloomberg: US secretly supplied Ukraine with precision-guided artillery shells «Excalibur»
The agency found mention of this in US budget documents
The Pentagon secretly sent Excalibur GPS-guided precision artillery shells to Ukraine.
This was reported by Bloomberg News, citing on U.S. budget documents.
The agency pointed out that the plan for replenishing U.S. stockpiles of Excaliburs, described in the documents, admits for the first time that the Pentagon supplied shells to the Ukrainian military.
Official officials shied away from questions about the Excaliburs, despite reports of planned deliveries and that the shells are already in use in Ukraine, the agency says.
A satellite-based projectile that can hit a target with an accuracy of two meters, Excalibur was first used in Iraq in 2007 in the high-profile assassination of al-Qaeda leader Abu Jura and his associates.
The Department of Defense will spend $92 million of additional funds approved by Congress “for the purchase from M982 Excalibur ammunition to replace those supplied to Ukraine as part of an international effort to counter Russian aggression,” according to a budget document prepared in August, the contents of which have not been previously disclosed.