The Ukrainian military began to put Starlink transmitters on attack drones: what is the danger


The Ukrainian military began installing Starlink satellite Internet transmitters on unmanned aerial vehicles. As experts explain, this solution allows you to control the drone from almost anywhere in the world. Now the operators of Ukrainian UAVs may not enter the zone of destruction of Russian artillery at all.


Installing Starlink transmitters on UAVs has several other important benefits. Such devices cannot jam electronic warfare equipment. And the drone itself has no limits on the flight range. Limitations in this case depend only on the fuel supply and battery capacity.

According to some military experts, it was with the help of such drones that Sevastopol was attacked last summer. At the same time, experts focus on the fact that such systems began to enter the open market only in December 2022.

It turns out that they began to be delivered to the Ukrainian army six months before the start of open sales.

We add that at present the Ukrainian army, with the support of NATO specialists, has begun to apply a new tactic of using unmanned aerial vehicles. Its essence lies in the overload of the Russian air defense system. A large number of UAVs take to the sky. They simply cannot bring down all air defense calculations. As a result, part of the attack drones gets the opportunity to fly to the target and strike at Russian targets.
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  1. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 19 January 2023 11: 54
    +6
    It is clear that due to the increase in Western assistance, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will eventually have a quantitative and qualitative superiority in armament. What will the General Staff do ...
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 19 January 2023 12: 59
      +8
      What will the General Staff do ...

      As always, swap the generals.
      1. Cetron Offline Cetron
        Cetron (Peteris) 20 January 2023 02: 31
        +7
        He will force the fighters to shave, add collars, prohibit the use of tablets, take hazing cars from the front line. The more oaks in the army, the stronger our defense!
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    3. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 20 January 2023 07: 29
      +2
      Before climbing somewhere, you need to think over the capabilities of the enemy and his allies, as well as the possibilities of retaliatory actions and consequences for yourself in case of failure. Before you do something, you need to think everything through and weigh everything. It seems that all this is not about those who made the decision. And now, even they do not know what to hope for and what to do. They sit and wait for the escalation to reach the point where they press the button so that "the whole world is in dust" - "the barn burns down, burn down the house, instead of with the whole world" ....
      1. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 20 January 2023 09: 16
        +9
        For almost a year now, the fight has been going on, and you are still lamenting: “you shouldn’t have climbed ..” There are only two options - either to say what will help now, or to shut up and not howl with fear, so that others’ brains remain cold.
  2. goland72 Offline goland72
    goland72 (Andrei) 19 January 2023 16: 59
    +5
    If they get too far into our territory with their Starlinks, there will be a reason to take care of the satellites.
    1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
      Adm Hts (AdmHts) 19 January 2023 22: 15
      +2
      far into our territory

      he has been over all territories for so long ...
      1. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 20 January 2023 10: 34
        +3
        It is one thing to watch and transmit information, and quite another to control drones with combat functions.
        This is a real reason to destroy them.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 January 2023 18: 32
    +1
    You can see the difference in approaches in the article.
    Musk launched real satellites and produced real equipment (and not only). Buy on the open market and bet wherever you want.

    Rogozin promoted trampolines and cursed with Musk (and others). As a result, there is no analogue of Starlink, even for the military, and is not expected. Neither put in the troops, nor on the UAV.
    From similar international projects, Rogozin himself voluntarily cut himself out ...
    But, as they wrote and photographed, he flaunted in the rear in NATO camouflage, hung like a Christmas tree with stray, and agreed on something with local bosses, checking in at restaurants along the way.

    And by the way, there is a clear logical discrepancy in the article about the time of use of these transmitters in Ukraine ......
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 19 January 2023 19: 14
      +3
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Rogozin promoted trampolines and cursed with Musk (and others). As a result, there is no analogue of Starlink, even for the military, and is not expected.

      Rogozin, of course, did a lot of harm with his chatter, in terms of the media.
      But the actual achievements of the space industry are quite worthy, in the context of the overall economic / technological situation.

      They thought about analogues, started the Sphere program, the 1st satellite, Skif-D, was launched in 2022, which is typical, from the Vostochny cosmodrome.

      Within the framework of the Sphere program, the ISS company is developing five satellite communication constellations, namely: the Skif satellite communication system, consisting of 12 spacecraft, Express, Express-RV, Yamal and a multi-satellite data transmission system "Marathon-IoT", the orbital constellation of which will consist of 264 spacecraft.
      At the moment, when implementing these projects, there is a systematic transition completely to the domestic element base.

      Accordingly, at the same Reshetnev (and not only) production sites are being prepared for large-scale production.

      And yes, Mask does not have to think about the problem of the element / component base.
      1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
        Adm Hts (AdmHts) 19 January 2023 22: 26
        0
        "sphere", this is not an analogue of "starlink" ...
        skif-d is not the FIRST satellite - but a blank for debugging ...
        in the west there are private companies and not only the mask, which have more satellites in orbit than the entire Russian Federation ...
        we don’t even have modern “eyes” there - there are still a couple of Soviet ones flying and that’s it ...
        under Rogozin, they launched a couple of satellites with "eyes" - one did not enter the specified orbit, the second went out, but did not answer ...
        and the USA has six flying over us, with super optics and online transmission of information ...
        1. Nelton Online Nelton
          Nelton (Oleg) 20 January 2023 10: 23
          +2
          Quote from Adm Hts
          still fly Soviet a couple

          If it doesn't make it difficult, name all these 2 active Soviet satellites by name.

          Russian "with eyes" (civilian) - in progress - (according to open information)
          Resurs-P - 1 unit
          Electro-L - 2 units
          Kanopus-V - 5 units

          What the warriors have there is less information.

          It seems that Persona-2 and Persona-3 work.

          Quote from Adm Hts
          "sphere", this is not an analogue of "starlink" ...

          Not direct, but the essence is the same, connection / Internet.

          in the west there are private companies and not only the mask, which have more satellites in orbit than the entire Russian Federation.
          the USA has six flying over us, with super optics and online transmission of information

          So the West / USA has a completely different economic and technological base.
          1. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
            Adm Hts (AdmHts) 20 January 2023 22: 11
            -1
            economic and technological base is completely different

            the authorities have different brains there ...
            they don't have the type of gaidars...

          2. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
            Adm Hts (AdmHts) 20 January 2023 22: 27
            0
            It seems that Persona-2 and Persona-3 work.

            talking about them...
            nothing has changed since 2020
            https://sovzond.ru/press-center/news/dzz/7571/
          3. Adm Hts Offline Adm Hts
            Adm Hts (AdmHts) 20 January 2023 22: 41
            -1
            but the essence is the same, communication / Internet.

            well yes... :)
            the point is the same...
            only they have 500 km in orbit, and we have 8000 km ...
            not to mention the number, there are already more than 3500 ...
            and according to the plan, we have about 600 and one Skif-D was launched for debugging ...
            1. Nelton Online Nelton
              Nelton (Oleg) 21 January 2023 15: 10
              0
              Quote from Adm Hts
              only they have 500 km in orbit, and we have 8000 km ...

              The main constellation, IoT marathon, in orbit 750 km.

              talking about them..

              Those. do you think these are Soviet satellites launched in 2013 and 2015?
  4. Patrick laforet Offline Patrick laforet
    Patrick laforet (Patrick Laforet) 19 January 2023 19: 19
    +3
    I thought Russia had the best electronic warfare systems in the world. Can't the best EW system we hear so much about stop a bunch of drones?
    1. Elena123 Online Elena123
      Elena123 (elena) 22 January 2023 18: 39
      0
      Not a bunch, but there will be 10 or 20 in the water, the same number in the air.
  5. usm5 Offline usm5
    usm5 (George) 19 January 2023 21: 20
    0
    It's time to destroy Elon Musk's satellite constellation. If you haven’t thought of anything else, then you can do this with a banal explosion of a neutron atomic bomb in near-Earth outer space near the orbit of the Starlink satellites.
    1. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
      Vox_Populi (vox populi) 21 January 2023 18: 21
      +2
      this can be done by a banal explosion of a neutron atomic bomb in near-Earth outer space near the orbit of the Starlink satellites

      Sometimes it's better not to write anything in order to pass for ... (you know who) ... lol
  6. grandfather Panas (grandfather Panas) 19 January 2023 22: 56
    +3
    Quote from Constantin N.
    It is clear that due to the increase in Western assistance, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will eventually have a quantitative and qualitative superiority in armament. What will the General Staff do ...

    They have already had it for a long time in a number of areas, for example, communications in automated fire control systems of various units. What will they do? , they say, negotiations are prohibited at the legislative level in Ukraine. What a shame! And Frau Nabiullina and K will continue and, moreover, on an already enlarged scale, withdraw money from the Russian Federation to actually finance the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. they fight with themselves and for their own money.
  7. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 20 January 2023 13: 02
    +3
    it was with the help of such drones that Sevastopol was attacked last summer

    Well, it's unlikely. Most likely, saboteurs launched UAVs at the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet and the airfield directly from the Crimea. But so far, the results of the investigation, if any, have not been conducted. As well as there is no data on how and with what the cruiser Moscow and the BDK Sarov in Berdyansk were attacked and sunk.
  8. grandfather Panas (grandfather Panas) 20 January 2023 13: 40
    +2
    Quote from Patrick Laforet
    I thought Russia had the best electronic warfare systems in the world. Can't the best EW system we hear so much about stop a bunch of drones?

    Maybe. Handicraft and partially not very high-quality reflashed civilians.
    Electronic warfare in the Russian Federation is not bad (depending on what to compare with), but there is always a struggle between defense and attack in everything. And defense does not always win.
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  10. DO Offline DO
    DO (Dmitriy) 20 January 2023 20: 57
    +1
    The appearance in the Armed Forces of Ukraine of drones controlled via Starlink satellites should objectively lead to the creation in Russia of a technology for destroying or rendering the entire Starlink satellite constellation unusable. Despite the high cost of developing and manufacturing such anti-satellite weapons.
  11. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 20 January 2023 21: 12
    0
    It turns out that it was not in vain that Rogozin launched Starlink satellites for bucks in batches.
    1. savage3000 Offline savage3000
      savage3000 (Savage) 21 January 2023 20: 34
      0
      Starlink is launched by SpaceX Falcon missiles.
    2. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
      Ibuprofen (Novel) 21 January 2023 23: 17
      +1
      Rogozin started OneWeb.
      Then he refused to annoy the enemies. However, the enemies left to start up to the Mask, and did not even get out of the schedule much. Now the budget of Roskosmos does not receive money, and even a lawsuit was filed for the failure of the contract.
  12. Alexey Lan Online Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 20 January 2023 22: 44
    +2
    Where there is control, reception, transmission by radio waves, there is the possibility of jamming. It is difficult to jam only transmitters-receivers that emit narrow beams. Starlink is not like that, you can jam it if you have the appropriate equipment.
    1. Ibuprofen Offline Ibuprofen
      Ibuprofen (Novel) 21 January 2023 23: 20
      +1
      Well, turn off the receiver on the satellite at an altitude of several hundred kilometers. Enough power?
      It is unrealistic to drown out the receiver on the drone, the antenna is directional there.
  13. grandfather Panas (grandfather Panas) 21 January 2023 00: 27
    +2
    Quote: calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich
    For almost a year now, the fight has been going on, and you are still lamenting: “you shouldn’t have climbed ..” There are only two options - either to say what will help now, or to shut up and not howl with fear, so that others’ brains remain cold.

    Who to tell what to do now? To you? So who are you that by telling you, you could at least change something? Can you at least bring it to life? Next. Who to tell - to them? Do they read it or , even after reading, are they really going to change anything?
    The person simply expressed his opinion. In fact, he wrote an axiom. And perhaps one of the young people who read this site and comments, becoming an official in the future, will decide that yes, when making such important decisions, it is worth weighing everything many times and considering the issue with different sides.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 21 January 2023 23: 26
      +1
      Quote: grandfather Panas
      making such important decisions, it is worth repeatedly weighing everything and considering the issue from different angles.

      Undoubtedly.
      And even better - to exclude the very possibility of making such decisions by one person, surrounded by assenting sycophants.
  14. savage3000 Offline savage3000
    savage3000 (Savage) 21 January 2023 20: 34
    0
    nonsense. there are no such transmitters. There are stationary and mobile for equipment. it's all.
  15. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 January 2023 21: 23
    0
    Analysis of the FUTURE characteristics of the Sphere was in VO.
    Sol is not Starlink at all.
  16. Antor Offline Antor
    Antor 22 January 2023 14: 24
    +1
    I must say thanks to Chubais with his nano-dermology and not only to him, but to a bunch of those who were more PR, chatted, sawed and plundered budget money ..... and did nothing !!! And most importantly, as he said, Chubais - I have a lot of money ..... but to talk, after all, do not do it.!!! Here Musk did it .... and at such a level that now you just have to cringe !!! When asked why we are regularly late in such important technologies, the answer is simple to disgrace. After all, we had and have an iron concept - to buy everything on the market .... - selling the most important natural resources for a penny. We lost time, lost a bunch of specialists, raising a soulless, unpatriotic mass of IT-technologists, who did not really value work for their country, leaving abroad, and frightened only by the opportunity to get to the defense of their country in the NWO, rushed hundreds of thousands abroad .. .so Chubais is there, like many ideologists-advisers of such a course of action, to buy, and not to develop technologies in Russia, building factories, giving work to their people, developing their competencies.!!?? It is very annoying, if it does not cause other stronger sensations, when you see and hear how glad we are to be deceived in such fateful moments in the development of the country, which simply takes you aback. Well, how is it possible and who will be responsible for the consequences of such deliberately defeatist decisions that are now facing us sideways and with the blood of soldiers on the front line. It is on them that the advanced technological power of the West is concentrated today and there is no other way out, how to quickly rebuild and look for effective solutions, developing your technological power.
  17. Vasek trubachev Offline Vasek trubachev
    Vasek trubachev (Vasek Trubachev) 23 January 2023 11: 49
    0
    They can do nothing with us, except to shuffle the old tattered deck.
    And to start decisive hostilities with the use of the latest weapons?
    Or maybe there is nothing and no weapons????
    There are no analogues in the world and there are no weapons.
  18. bagir Offline bagir
    bagir (Michael) 24 January 2023 19: 19
    0
    Dangerous story. What does it cost, for example, for the Russians to hack a drone, load it with bioweapons from American biolabs and launch it into Poland. There will be a 100% staging of Ukraine's attack on a NATO country using weapons of mass destruction. And the conflict will immediately end.