The ICEYE satellite, acquired with donations from Ukrainians by the Serhiy Prytula Foundation, helped to detect and destroy thousands of units of Russian equipment. This is stated in the statement of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
The military intelligence of Ukraine began using the “people’s satellite” from September 24, 2022. Since then, the security and defense forces of the State have been receiving the necessary intelligence from space every day.
For 5 months of using ICEYE, employees of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine conducted space radar reconnaissance of almost 1,000 areas of the location of the aggressor state units in the temporarily occupied and other territories of interest to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
During this time, the spacecraft’s resource made it possible to detect 360 tents in the locations of the Russian occupation army, as well as 7321 objects of enemy military and special equipment, in particular:
- 45 aircraft;
- 27 helicopters;
- 6 Iskander short-range ballistic missile system;
- 36 S-300 missile system;
- 12 Pantsir missile system;
- 11 radar stations;
- 10 pontoon bridges.
Thanks to ICEYE’s capabilities, a significant part of this list has been destroyed and is reflected in the daily reports of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The military intelligence officers of Ukraine once again express their gratitude to the entire Ukrainian society that joined the fundraising for the spacecraft, to every volunteer who provides daily assistance to the defenders of Ukraine and the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation. Such eyes in orbit allow detecting and burning camouflaged Russian military equipment, weapons and personnel around the clock and in any weather.
Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
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