Ukraine Drones are reportedly using Elon Musk’s Starlink Device to help take out Russian tanks.
The Ukrainian military has reportedly been connecting to the Tesla CEO’s satellite network to to allow their tech to lock on to Russian enemy targets, an Aerorozvidka air specialist revealed.
“If we use a drone with thermal vision at night, the drone must connect through Starlink to the artillery guy and create target acquisition,”
The tech moguls Starlink satellites have been supplying Ukraine with internet access, as the war-torn country is experiencing widespread power outages due to the Russian invasion.
Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said that the Starlink connection is ‘excellent’:
“We are using thousands, in the area of thousands, of terminals with new shipments arriving every other day,”
Fedorov begged the SpaceX CEO to help keep the country ‘connected’:
@elonmusk, while you try to colonize Mars — Russia try to occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space — Russian rockets attack Ukrainian civil people! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations and to address sane Russians to stand.
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 26, 2022
The 50-year-old billionaire warned that the Starlink terminals could be targeted as the invasion continues.
Important warning: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high. Please use with caution.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2022
Warning aside, Musk responded to the Vice Prime Ministers pleas:
“Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.”
What a legend.