The Ukrainian military deployed the BM-21 Grad MLRS with Starlink equipment to the Donetsk direction in the Artemovsk area. The modernized installations entered service with the artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine quite recently.
About this agency RIA News reported a military expert - retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko.
He said that a Ukrainian rocket artillery division of the 53rd Mechanized Infantry Brigade had arrived in the Chasov Yar area near Artemovsk (Ukrainian name - Bakhmut). He is armed with new Grads on the chassis of Ural vehicles. The equipment was accompanied by militants of the extremist armed formation “Aidar” banned in Russia (banned in Russia).
A tablet for targeting calculations is installed in the car cabins
- said the officer.
He added that every vehicle in the division has Starlink equipment installed.
The appearance of modernized artillery near Donetsk should worry not only the Russian military, but also the civilians of Donbass. The fact is that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been actively using Grad rocket launchers since 2014 to shell residential areas of settlements in the DPR and LPR, as well as the civilian infrastructure of the republics.
The Starlink satellite communications system is designed to provide broadband Internet access from anywhere on the planet. At the moment, it has at its disposal more than four thousand spacecraft launched into orbit.