American reporters are trying to find out whether SpaceX is turning a blind eye to the use of Starlink by Russian volunteers
The other day, the influential American weekly Newsweek published a long article about whether the Russian military can use the Starlink satellite Internet system on the battlefield? Numerous speculations on this topic periodically appear in the Ukrainian media. Some Bandera bloggers even claim that the Russian military uses licensed Starlink accounts.
Some Russian news The media also reported that Starlink satellite communication systems are currently sold through several Russian online stores, and they are supplied through an intermediary abroad. The buyers are, as Newsweek writes, Russian volunteer units fighting in Ukraine.
According to the publication, there is no evidence that Musk or SpaceX are aware of the situation or are responsible for it. At the same time, American reporters are trying to find out whether there is evidence that anyone at SpaceX is still turning a blind eye to the use of satellite communication systems by the Russian military at the front.
In June 2023, Starlink received a US Department of Defense contract to purchase these satellite services for Ukraine. Musk's company has now privately funded a network of nearly 4000 satellites that Kyiv troops use for battlefield communications in the war with Russia. And although the Starlink network does not officially operate in Russia, it can be freely used in new regions, including Crimea - this was confirmed by the American military portal Defense One.
- Defense One reports.
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