The Pentagon says it cannot force SpaceX to stop providing Starlink service to Russians at the front

Occupants use Starlink terminals at the front. Source: Defense Express

The U.S. Department of Defense has stated that it cannot force SpaceX to stop servicing the Russian occupiers, for example, by creating a white list for Ukrainian military terminals. At the same time, the search for solutions to this problem continues.

The statement was made by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy John Plumb, Defense One reports. He noted that he was aware of Ukraine's concerns in this regard.

"I don't think the Department of Defense is in a position to force them to do that kind of thing, so I'll just say it. I'm aware of Ukraine's concerns and I'm working on this issue with both Ukraine and Starlink," Plumb emphasized.

It is known that the occupiers are using the Starlink system at the front in Ukraine, which jeopardizes the advantage that our country once had. The terminals are sold through a "shadow supply chain" and end up with Russian troops and other US enemies. Russia has no problem acquiring them on the black market.

In March, House Democrats initiated a parliamentary investigation into Elon Musk's SpaceX company because of the massive use of Starlink satellite communications by the Russians in the war against Ukraine.

"We are concerned that you may not have the appropriate safeguards in place," the Democrats said in a letter to SpaceX.

As reported by OBOZ.UA:

- The GUR reported that the occupiers buy Starlink terminals in Arab countries. The cost of one access point costs the enemy 200 thousand rubles.

- The WSJ reported that Elon Musk's SpaceX company is quietly but steadily establishing deeper ties with US intelligence and military departments. This is a secret satellite program called Starshield, which is little known to the general public.

- The operators of reconnaissance UAVs of the 71st Ranger Brigade destroyed the Starlink system used by the Russian occupiers on the front line. It was struck by an fpv drone.

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