Bloomberg: US wants to use Starlink's potential to contain China

US lawmakers Michael McCall and French Hill discussed the possibility of using the Starlink satellite network to strengthen Taiwan's deterrence against China. It is reported by Bloomberg.

According to the publication, the proposal was made during the visit of the Congress delegation to Taipei. The agency emphasizes that the congressmen met not only with President Tsai Ing-wen, but also with the leaders of the island's leading industries.

As Bloomberg notes, despite the fact that the office of the President of Taiwan refuses to comment on the Starlink situation, exploiting the potential of the satellite constellation in Taiwan will require an exception to national security rules.

The agency notes that reports of the use of the potential of the Starlink satellite network come against the backdrop of a three-day exercise by the People's Liberation Army of China around Taiwan.

U.S. congressmen note Beijing's serious intelligence reconnaissance capabilities and Taiwan's vulnerability due to its submarine cables

- states the agency.

Recall that SpaceX previously denied Ukraine the use of the potential of the Starlink satellite constellation for military purposes. The head of the company, Elon Max, considered that this could cause serious damage to his business reputation. In addition, military cooperation with Ukraine could result in serious financial losses for the company.
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