The US billionaire’s internet system continues to allow Ukrαiniαn drones to ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ Putin’s helpless tanks
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite system is giving Ukrαiniαn forces the edge in winning the drone wαr as the nation fights back with technology to track down invading Russiαns.
Aerorozvidka (Aerial Reconnaissance) is being used to ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ Russiαn drones and target Vladmir Putin’s army of tanks and track down their positions in the conflict, which has been ongoing since February 24.
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. With the technology, the drones can be directed to drop anti-tank munitions to help ward off the Russiαn ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ.
The so-far-successful implementation of the satellites into the defense of the wαr-torn nation makes good on a promise outspoken mogul Musk – who challenged Putin to a fist fight for the future of Ukrαine earlier this week – made to Ukrαiniαn President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier in the month, that SpaceX will send more Starlink satellite stations to provide internet to some of the country’s stricken cities.
The president of the embattled country took to Twitter to thank the Tesla CEO, 50, for the support, and invited the tech mogul to visit Ukrαine once the wαr is over. ‘Talked to @elonmusk. I’m grateful to him for supporting Ukrαine with words and deeds. Next week we will receive another batch of Starlink systems for ᴅᴇsᴛʀᴏʏᴇᴅ cities,’ Zelensky wrote at the time.Meanwhile, more Musk satellites are still coming.
Early Saturday morning, a further 53 Starlink internet satellites were launched into space via rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, further bolstering the burgeoning surveillance network. SpaceX said Saturday that the 230-foot rocket, dubbed the Falcon 9, launched the satellites into low orbit without a hitch.
The Ukrαiniαns are also enlisting the help of PD-1 unmanned aerial vehicles fitted with infrared sensors. With a wingspan of 10 feet, the vehicles are being used to collect vital information on the movements of Russiαn troops.