A top Pentagon official said SpaceX Starlink rapidly fought off a Russian jamming attack in Ukraine
- Elon Musk's SpaceX
Starlinkrapidly fought off a Russian jamming attack in Ukraine, a Pentagonofficial said.
- The official said it would have taken the US military longer to counter the attack.
A Pentagon official has detailed the speed at which
On Wednesday, Dave Tremper, director of electronic
Starlink, the satellite-based
Musk said on March 25 that Starlink had, at that point, "resisted all hacking and jamming attempts." Tremper's comments are thought to provide the first details of a Russian jamming attempt on Starlink's systems.
Tremper said that the day after reports of a Russian jamming attack emerged, "Starlink had slung a line of code and fixed it," and suddenly the attack "was not effective anymore." He said the countermeasure employed by Starlink was "fantastic," adding: "How they did that was eye-watering to me."
Tremper said the US had a "significant timeline to make those types of corrections," adding: "There's a really interesting case study to look at the agility that Starlink had in their ability to address that problem."
He continued: "In the way that Starlink was able to upgrade when a threat showed up, we need to be able to have that agility."
Brigadier General Tad Clark, director of the Air Force's electromagnetic spectrum superiority, said at the conference that the US needed to build new systems for electromagnetic warfare that had more resilience and speed, so it could respond to threats in a "quick, lethal, and resilient manner."
Experts have told Insider that Starlink could pose a dangers to users in Ukraine because of the distinctive dish and trackable radio signals.
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