Elon Musk changes the game for Ukrαine in Russiα’s wαr, the Starlink Internet service he has provided has enabled Ukrαine to dominate the skies
Aerorozvidka (Aerial Reconnaissance) has been used by Ukrαine to attack Russiαn drones and target the tanks and track down their positions since February 24, The Daily Mail reported.
Drones used in the field are able to use the newly available Starlink to keep connected and provide intelligence as internet and power outages plague Ukrαine.
Britain’s Ministry of Defence warned last week that Moscow is ‘probably’ targeting Ukrαine’s communications infrastructure.
With the technology, the drones can be directed to drop anti-tank munitions to help wαrd off the Russiαn attack.
The Ukrαiniαns are also enlisting the help of PD-1 unmanned aerial vehicles fitted with infrared sensors. With a wingspan of 10ft, the vehicles are being used to collect vital information on the movements of Russiαn troops.
The Ukrαiniαn drone unit uses a ‘Delta’ system, which has been perfected in recent years with the help of Western advisers.
It can be accessed by basic laptops, and has a ‘situational awareness’ software installed which creates an interactive map using images from drones, satellites, human intelligence and sensors to build a physical picture to help in tracking the enemy.
It is said to be on par with what NATO uses and has been helped by Western nations. The United States is said to have spent millions of dollars to protect it from Russiαn hacking.
Musk provided the Starlink equipment after a request from Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukrαine’s vice-prime minister, who thanked him for his assistance.
“Starlink — here,” Vice Prime Minister of Ukrαine Mykhailo Fedorov said in a tweet with an attached picture of the Internet communications equipment. “Thanks, @elonmusk.”
“You are most welcome,” the billionaire responded.
Musk said that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband service was made available in Ukrαine and said that more terminals were on the way.
The tweet from Musk came in response to a tweet from a tweet from Fedorov that said,: @elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russiα try to occupy Ukrαine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russiαn rockets attack Ukrαiniαn civil people! We ask you to provide Ukrαine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russiαns to stand.
“Dear @elonmusk, Ukrαine needs your support. Your stance and your actions matter. An appeal by our Minister of Digital Transformation here,” Ukrαine said in its own tweet.
“Starlink service is now active in Ukrαine,” Musk said. “More terminals en route.”
“Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. Within each coverage area, orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis,” a description from the company read. “Using advanced satellites in a low orbit, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet.”
“Starlink is ideally suited for areas where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable,” it said. “People across the globe are using Starlink to gain access to education, health services and even communications support during natural disasters.”