Rogozin: American companies are transmitting data to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for guiding ballistic missiles American companies are transmitting data to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for guiding missiles, Rogozin said. He cited Boeing and SpaceX as examples. At the same time, the head of Roscosmos noted that Russian satellites can also observe the territory of Ukraine
The head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin
Private companies from the United States collect data for missile guidance and transfer it to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the state corporation “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
According to him, the US space infrastructure and services, including leading operators that create algorithms for obtaining seamless high-detailed images of the Earth, are used by the Pentagon. The department also connects all private American companies to its military orbital group, Rogozin believes.
“Both Lockheed Martin and Boeing and other companies, also private, like Space X <…> today they are all connected to solve one specific problem— ensure the collection of information in real time <…> to enable the armed forces of Ukraine to use the data cloud for target designation to guide their ballistic missiles or operate a multiple launch rocket system, — said the head of Roskosmos.
He added that companies collect data through both conventional surveillance and infrared radar.
Together with other companies, Rogozin named SpaceX's Starlink global satellite system. According to him, the company imported subscriber equipment to Ukraine on the Pentagon's task, and then distributed the “plates” by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or national battalions. He stated that the equipment receives a signal, provides broadband Internet access and controls unmanned systems and the actions of units in areas without cellular coverage.
“We see where the world of Western space is moving, and he is going to war.” ;,— Rogozin said. At the same time, he noted that Russian satellites can also monitor the territory of Ukraine through the scientific center for operational monitoring of the Earth.
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Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on 24 February. Kyiv introduced martial law. Representatives of 141 countries in the UN General Assembly, including the United States, condemned the actions of the Russian leadership, demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of troops. Hostilities have not stopped and have been going on for 115 days.
In early May, The New York Times, citing American officials, reported that the United States had transferred data to Ukraine that the military used to strike at the Russian Armed Forces. Sources of the publication indicated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine use US intelligence data along with their own information.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed that the United States is transmitting information to the Ukrainian side that they can use for self-defense. However, he declined to elaborate.
The press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said Western intelligence would not prevent Russia from achieving the goals of military operations, but would affect its duration. Among those who transmit data to Ukraine, he named the UK and other NATO countries.
Space X founder Elon Musk said that Starlink became available in Ukraine on February 27. The first batch of equipment arrived there a few days later. Kyiv received several more shipments during the course of the military operation.
On June 12, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported that Musk donated Starlink equipment for special missions of Ukrainian intelligence officers. “The Ukrainian army defends freedom on Earth so that it can be established on Mars,” — the department commented then.
In addition, the Security Service of Ukraine uses Starlink satellite Internet to track the actions of citizens in instant messengers. The head of the Lugansk military administration reported that through him the SBU had identified about 50 “agents” in Lisichansk who connected to the Internet at humanitarian headquarters and uploaded information to Russian Telegram channels.
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