Shortly after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, officials in Kyiv called on Tesla billionaire and SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk to help keep people online with his Starlink satellite-based internet service .
Musk mandated and has sent additional equipment since, as well as instructions on how to keep satellite receivers safe from Russian locators.
Now, Starlink is actually being used to assist Ukrainian forces in targeting Russian forces and military assets and to help President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s forces ‘rule the skies.’
Daily mail Note:
Aerorozvidka (Aerial Reconnaissance) is being used to attack Russian drones and target Vladimir Putin’s tank troops and track their positions in the conflict, which has been going on since day February 24th…
Drones used in the field can use the newly available Starlink to stay connected and provide intelligence as the Internet and power outages ravage Ukraine.
With this technology, drones can be directed to drop anti-tank munitions to help thwart a Russian attack.
Earlier, Zelenskyy took to social media to praise Musk for helping his country and invite him to visit when the war ended.
“Talked to @elonmusk. I am grateful to him for supporting Ukraine in word and deed. Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for destroyed cities,” he said.
Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, is also the country’s deputy prime minister, told Washington Post that Starlink technology has proven “very effective”.
“The quality of the link is great,” he said. “We are using thousands, in the region of thousands, of terminals with new shipments arriving every day.”
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