Paid off in two days: Reznikov told how the “people's satellite” has already helped in the war against Russia

Paid off in two days: Reznikov told how the

During the first two days of work, ICEYE satellites helped to detect more than 60 pieces of military equipment of the Russian army. This was announced by Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov.

According to him, one of the ICEYE satellites, which was purchased for the army by the Serhiy Prytula Foundation, is fully working for the needs of the defense of Ukraine, while the other two dozen satellites are activated if necessary.

Reznikov noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces, First of all, the combat brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been receiving a stream of data from ICEYE satellites for some time now. The images are directly deciphered and processed by military intelligence specialists of the Ministry of Defense who have undergone appropriate training.

The head of the defense department said that during the first two days of the satellite operation, more than 60 units of military equipment were discovered, which the enemy tried to disguise in forest belts and other obstacles. Reznikov clarified that this technique would be very difficult or impossible to notice by means of optical satellites. The equipment was destroyed in the area of ​​the settlement. Kreshchenovka and Ukrainka in the Kherson region, as well as near Novoselivka, Donetsk region.

The Minister stressed that over the two days the enemy lost armored vehicles for a greater amount than the cost of the entire project with satellites.

In addition, Reznikov listed the key advantages of ICEYE satellites:

  1. Ukraine was able to combine optical satellite data from partners and SAR data. This fundamentally increases the ability to detect and defeat the invaders. Satellites with SAR technology are especially relevant in autumn and winter when the weather is bad, cloudy or snowy. For them, it makes no difference whether it is day or night.
  2. The Ukrainian military itself determines where and when to receive the necessary data. The main areas of warfare in the south and east are being systematically monitored.
  3. Information flows from analysts to combat units very quickly. It will be more difficult for the Russian occupiers to hide their intentions, this will further complicate their logistics.
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