The Ukrainian military is massively complaining about a significant drop in the speed of Starlink satellite communications

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The Ukrainian military is massively complaining about a significant drop in the speed of Starlink satellite communications

The Ukrainian military is complaining about a drop in the speed of Starlink satellite communications, used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces since mid-2022. Low speed greatly affects the conduct of combat operations, since the Ukrainian Armed Forces not only control troops through terminals, but also drones.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine began to complain en masse about the “too low” speed of satellite Internet, which was provided to the Ukrainian army by Starlink terminals from Elon Musk’s SpaceX. It is stated that in recent weeks in the area of ​​the line of combat contact and in the immediate rear areas, the speed has dropped to 1 Mb/s, although previously it reached up to 100 Mb/s. At the same time, it tends to slow down further; in some areas of the front, the speed does not exceed 0,3 Mb/s.



Ukrainian social networks have put forward a bunch of assumptions about the reasons for this phenomenon, ranging from the fact that Russia has learned to jam communications, to the point that the Russian Armed Forces have received similar Starlink terminals for service and are now “stealing” traffic intended for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The most “advanced” commentators have already established that Moscow allegedly purchases terminals through the countries of the Middle East.

They are purchased through Dubai with activated accounts and work in the occupied Ukrainian territories

- the Ukrainian TG channel "Strana.ua" quotes a message from one of the resources.

SpaceX itself does not react to this situation in any way; the Russian Ministry of Defense does not comment on such news. For our part, we note that a similar situation already occurred last spring, then the Pentagon accused Russia of allegedly testing the Tobol electronic warfare system, which affected Starlink satellites, but could not prove anything. And in the summer of 2023, the Ukrainian Armed Forces military announced that Russian troops began testing a certain system capable of jamming Siarlink satellite communications. At the same time, it was announced that by the end of the year the Russian military-industrial complex would begin mass deliveries of these complexes to the troops.
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    1. “The Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that Russian troops began testing a certain system capable of jamming Siarlink satellite communications” -

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      - “For every uncle there is an anti-uncle” ...
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      1. ANB
        +3
        February 8 2024
        Early. The connection needs to be cut sharply, at the moment we need. So that they don’t have time to find an alternative.
        1. +3
          February 8 2024
          Quote: ANB
          Early. The connection needs to be cut sharply, at the moment we need.

          So maybe it was he who came? So ours came up with trump cards.
          1. ANB
            +1
            February 8 2024
            Then we would already know. Yes, and you have to cut almost to zero. 1 MB will still work.
      2. +6
        February 8 2024
        You have to pay for services on time, in the meantime - "economy package"
    2. +2
      February 8 2024
      Trouble and porn you can’t watch - in good quality laughing
    3. +9
      February 8 2024
      Well, there was info in Kaliningrad, they were testing something, half of Poland was sitting without Internet... Yes, and during NATO exercises, I can smell the electronic warfare units also playing around.. I’m sure Russia has something that will turn everything off to hell, but they don’t turn it on at full power yet.. Not It’s in vain that GDP always smiles so slyly at all these threats from the West. And perhaps Musk tweaked the adjustments, because neither the Pentagon, much less Ukraine, pays him for this. He once complained about the high costs
    4. -3
      February 8 2024
      Elon has been putting out a lot of “Base” lately, but in fact he’s feeding the Western anti-Russian lobby
      1. +1
        February 9 2024
        “fed”, you say? Are you sure you studied in a Russian school?
        1. 0
          February 9 2024
          What bothers you? Elon is originally from South Africa, but was raised and raised by America and its values
          1. +1
            February 9 2024
            it's about an extra soft sign
            1. 0
              February 9 2024
              You won’t find educated people on the Internet during the day) And it doesn’t matter where they studied, what matters is that they did it poorly, but in my time it happened that in schools we had to do everything except directly obtaining literacy, alas, alas
    5. 0
      February 8 2024
      Is it possible to launch an electronic warfare satellite into orbit?
      1. fiv
        +4
        February 8 2024
        We need to launch a fishing trawler into orbit with a Korean crew, let them row this Starlink there with a trawl
        1. UAT
          +3
          February 8 2024
          Thanks for the fresh idea, fiv
          (Igor). Otherwise, everything is poured from empty to empty electronic warfare - non-electronic warfare, it’s not too early.
          PS The "Korean crew" especially came by
    6. HAM
      +3
      February 8 2024
      ".... Pentagon He accused Russia in allegedly testing the Tobol electronic warfare system

      There’s one thing I don’t understand: why do people pay attention to such statements?
      They do what they want, we must do what we need, without looking back at anyone, not letting them do what they want... apparently, “salt in the tail” is an offensive thing..... so they “blame”...
      1. +1
        February 8 2024
        There’s one thing I don’t understand: why do people pay attention to such statements?

        I have a version: they are paying attention because these are the only statements. Well, the Ministry of Defense or the simpleton Peskov do not say: “We tested the tobol on December 14th, we liked it.” And you can refer to the pentalgon: but Russia tested it, but Russia updated it, but it completed it...
    7. +2
      February 8 2024
      Why do you, citizens, need high speed? If you drive more quietly, your muzzle will be wider.
    8. +2
      February 8 2024
      It would be good if ours actually have systems capable of jamming Maskov’s communications so widely.
    9. 0
      February 8 2024
      Maybe it's Musk himself cut sturgeon?
      1. +1
        February 8 2024
        Quote: acetophenon
        Maybe it's Musk himself cut sturgeon?

        It’s just that they’ve already brought so many terminals to the front that there aren’t enough for everyone.
    10. 0
      February 8 2024
      The fact that social networks began to complain about communication, I read today from enemies.
      This is what one of the not-quite-finished channels writes. (On the campaign, the Russians again used their favorite trick of 2022, “small cauldron tactics,” which they reinforced with complex tactics for suppressing the enemy, worked out at Bakhmut and Rabotino.

      After they failed to secure a large cauldron around Avdeevka with a sudden massive attack, they changed tactics.

      The Armed Forces of Ukraine then hastily transferred reserves and even formed a strike force in the Selidovo-Novogrodovka area. Probably to break through a possible encirclement. However, the encirclement did not happen. First of all, due to the lack of a breakthrough in the Northern area, which made it possible to maintain logistics.

      However, the capture and retention of the waste heap on the northern face of the Avdeevka stranglehold predetermined the further course of events.

      A series of successive attacks from different directions reduced the width of the Avdeevsky ledge.

      Also, the RF Armed Forces were actively working to deprive the garrison of equipment:

      ✅ Positions were filled with “lighters”,

      ✅ The delivery route was constantly under fire.

      Then there was a breakthrough in the “Tsar’s Hunt” area, which the entire Ukrainian “patriotic” telegram laughed at, but it was this that became decisive☝)
      1. 0
        February 8 2024
        To continue (The best units that were inside the city were transferred to liquidate the breakthrough, which weakened other areas, and the Russians immediately carried out a strike from the opposite side through the private sector.

        To maintain the breakthrough, they cut off Starlink, and also completely transferred air strikes from the rear areas to units directly involved in the hostilities.

        At the moment, they have about 500m left to the main artery - Industrial Avenue. After which the units located in southern Avdeevka (Khimik district) will remain in the operational environment.

        Yes, there will remain a road through the fields, along which mosquito logistics can be carried out at great risk. However, already now few people want to travel along it; there is practically no transportation.

        However, the biggest problem is not that it will be difficult to provide transportation, but that it will be impossible to ensure the exit of the garrison. There is no more evacuation ☝
    11. BAI
      -4
      February 8 2024
      Starlink satellites should not be jammed, but destroyed. Declare Musk an accomplice of terrorists - and go ahead
      1. +3
        February 8 2024
        I wish you good luck in your destruction. laughing
        The number of Starlink satellites as of May 2023 is more than 4000; it is planned to deploy a constellation of almost 12.
        You can't get enough missiles and interceptor satellites for them.
        It’s easier to jam or pollute all the orbits in which they graze, but this is a last resort.
        1. 2al
          0
          February 9 2024
          Nevertheless, there are only 4 ground control centers (GCC) of the satellite constellation, with only 1 in Washington in the United States, and there is generally only one data center providing AAA (authentication, authorization, accounting) services, it is the ground segment of the Starlink constellation that is vulnerable to attacks by FPV drones.
          1. 0
            February 9 2024
            Ну и что?
            You will blow it up or someone else will have to do it.
            1. 2al
              0
              February 9 2024
              This means that there is no need to talk about the indestructibility of Starlink here. This system only works because it is simply not destroyed, like, for example, bridges across the Dnieper. But why and who is interested in such a situation is an unanswered question.
              1. -1
                February 9 2024
                First of all.
                I broadcast what I consider necessary within the rules of the site and your permission to broadcast did not bother me

                Secondly.
                You're lying.. I never wrote about the indestructibility of Starlink.

                Thirdly.
                With your boorish comment you have ruined yourself in my eyes.
                Dialogue with you is empty chatter and a waste of my time.
                hi

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    12. 0
      February 8 2024
      Quote: Stanovoy
      I’m sure Russia has something that will turn everything off to hell, but they haven’t turned it on at full power yet..

      Quote: Stanovoy
      I’m sure Russia has something that will turn everything off to hell, but they haven’t turned it on at full power yet..

      Of course have. But it’s not time yet... Everything will grind to a halt then...
    13. +1
      February 8 2024
      The Ukrainian military is massively complaining about a significant drop in the speed of Starlink satellite communications
      Apparently Carlson's announcement eats up all the traffic)))
    14. 0
      February 9 2024
      Why do you need high-speed Internet? Download movies?
      1. +1
        February 9 2024
        Control "Baba Yaga" via Starlink.
    15. -1
      February 9 2024
      Even the most sophisticated reb can’t do anything with a low-orbit starling... not at all. all questions to the mask, pro-Russian counter....
    16. 0
      February 10 2024
      You can't lick the sun's ass.
      Solar flares, geomagnetic storms of various levels, ionization of the atmosphere, pressure changes...
      Zelensky does not control this. Let the Armed Forces of Ukraine narrow their eyes.
      Even higher-ranking people don’t manage this.
    17. +1
      February 10 2024
      Why is any connection still working? In the 70s, while serving in the SA, I took part in exercises where jamming equipment was used. The connection was zero. When you pressed the wedge to transmit, a second later there was a roar on the air. Changing the frequency did not help at all. Transmission - a couple of seconds and a roar.

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