MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. The space sector of Western countries has veered toward war, Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday.
"We can see where actually the Western space world is heading. It is heading for war, Rogozin said in a televised interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.
As an example, the Roscosmos chief referred to intelligence information collected for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Rogozin claims that Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other private companies, such as SpaceX, are connected to a data cloud, gathering visual and radar intelligence in real time in order to "provide the opportunity for the Ukrainian Armed Forces to use this data cloud for designated targets, to guide their ballistic missiles or to operate a multiple launch rocket system."
The same refers to communication constellations, including Starlink, Rogozin stressed.
"Tasked by the Pentagon, the US Department of Defense, it [SpaceX] promptly brought subscriber equipment (to Ukraine - TASS), <...> and this subscriber equipment is distributed among units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the nationalist battalions," he said.
"It receives a broadband signal, including internet access, and thereby unmanned systems are controlled, and the units are controlled," he added.