The Pentagon signed a contract with SpaceX for the purchase of Starlink satellite terminals for Ukraine
The United States will provide Ukraine with satellite communications and the Internet, the Pentagon has signed a contract for the supply of Starlink satellite terminals to Kyiv. The agreement was signed with Elon Musk's SpaceX.
The US Department of Defense has signed a contract with SpaceX for the supply and maintenance of Starlink satellite terminals in Ukraine. The funds that are supposed to be spent on the purchase of terminals will be taken from a special fund created to meet the long-term needs of Ukraine, i.e. from the money allocated by the US Congress for the purchase of weapons for Kyiv.
the Pentagon said in a statement.
It is worth noting that satellite communications play a very important role in the management of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and Starlink terminals provided it. The Pentagon highly appreciated the role of Elon Musk's terminals. It is known that from the beginning of hostilities until the end of last year, Kyiv received about 22 Starlink terminals. In December, Musk announced the delivery of another 10 terminals to Kyiv with funds allocated by the European Union. The delivery was supposed to take place at the beginning of this year, but there is no information whether it was carried out.
In February 2023, SpaceX limited the availability of Starlink communications for the Ukrainian military, in particular, Ukrainian drones, they were simply disconnected from the Starlink system. Thus, the American company "created conditions" so that Starlink satellite communications would not be used as an "offensive weapons".
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