“We proceed to work with a variety of worldwide companions to make sure Ukraine has the resilient satellite tv for pc and communication capabilities they want,” the Pentagon stated in a press release Thursday. “Satellite tv for pc communications represent a significant layer in Ukraine’s general communications community and the division contracts with Starlink for providers of this sort.”
“Nevertheless, for operational safety causes and because of the crucial nature of those techniques, we wouldn’t have further info concerning particular capabilities, contracts, or companions to offer at the moment,” it stated.
US army officers have praised the position Starlink terminals have performed in Ukraine after the Russian’s assault in preserving the civilian inhabitants related and in offering essential communications for the nation’s army.
The assertion was the newest twist within the Pentagon’s usually contentious relationship with Musk over the terminals. At one level, final October Musk reportedly advised the Pentagon that SpaceX wouldn’t proceed to foot the invoice for the moveable terminals, solely to reverse that place.