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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

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Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. During a training exercise in southern Ukraine in May 2023, a drone pilot maneuvered a flier to a height of 100 meters before dropping a dummy anti-tank grenade on to a pile of tires.

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Ukraine Is Riddled With Land Mines. Drones and AI Can Help

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Early on a June morning in 2023, my colleagues and I drove down a bumpy dirt road north of Kyiv in Ukraine. While we were in Ukraine, we also demonstrated our technology for the State Special Transportation Service , a branch of the Ukrainian military responsible for keeping roads and bridges open. All our hard work paid off.

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SpaceX Starlink lands DoD contract for Ukraine satellite services

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Department of Defense to buy services for Ukraine, according to the Pentagon. Elon Musk explains why SpaceX is asking the Pentagon to pay for Starlink service in Ukraine The aerospace company headed by CEO Elon Musk has received private donations and a separate contract with a U.S.

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Germany to send 10,000 more Starlink terminals to Ukraine

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Germany plans to send Ukraine 10,000 Starlink satellite terminals next month, Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said on his official Telegram channel. SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has also given his support to Ukraine on many occasions. However, the CEO had a change of heart. Your feedback is welcome.

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SpaceX has spent ~$80M on Starlink support for Ukraine thus far

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SpaceX has spent about $80 million on Starlink support in Ukraine since it started helping the country in its war with Russia. . The SpaceX CEO has received backlash recently for his Ukraine-Russia peace plan. Obviously, we are pro Ukraine,” clarified Elon Musk. . Our support for Russia is $0. Guess who is going to win?

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Elon Musk has provided 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine

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At the 2022 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Fedorov shared that the SpaceX CEO has provided over 12,000 Starlink dishes to Ukraine. He also stated that the terminals are crucial to Ukraine’s information war on social media against Russia. . We will talk about digital Ukraine. And how we win in cyber war.

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Nuclear Energy Brinkmanship in Ukraine

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Ukraine is launching a counteroffensive to retake occupied territory, including Zaporizhzhia. In a simulated fallout map produced by Ukraine’s national weather service and posted Sunday, a radiation plume spreads northwest and reaches Poland and Lithuania within 72 hours.

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