(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its NATO and European partners have given tens of billions of dollars in security, economic, and humanitarian help to Ukraine.
Aid to the beleaguered Ukrainians has come from the governmental and commercial sectors. One of the most notable contributions has been that of Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Starlink satellite communication system.
According to reports, since late February, SpaceX claims to have delivered 15,000 Starlink kits to Ukraine. The devices provide a durable and dependable mode of communication for the Ukrainian military. Ukrainian forces have used them to plan counterattacks or summon artillery backup, while Ukrainian people have used them to communicate with loved ones inside and outside the nation.
Other commercial satellite firms offer comparable services, but SpaceX has built one of the most resilient networks. Starlink employs a new generation of low-orbit satellites that are both robust and powerful due to their collaboration.
Investigative reports show Moscow launched “AcidRain” against Viasat, a US satellite communications corporation supplying communication services to the Ukrainian military, only hours before the invasion began on February 24. “AcidRain” was a “wiper” that was meant to target Viasat modems and routers and remove their data before disabling them permanently. The incapacity of Ukrainian leaders to communicate with each other and their men in the early hours of the fight may have been disastrous.
According to Elon Musk, Russia has also upped its jamming & hacking activities against Starlink in the months since.
According to reports, the US military and intelligence services are responsible for both safeguarding US satellite networks and attacking those of enemies. The primary goal is hacking into the network or assaulting it to shut it down.
The US Cyber Command, in charge of the military’s online activities, is likely to focus on how Chinese generals communicate with one another rather than what they say during their calls. To assist American policymakers, intelligence personnel must know what Chinese generals are saying.
It would be nice if the nations using these networks would cease spying on their private citizens.