SpaceX Lands Pentagon Contract for Starlink Terminals for Ukraine

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The Pentagon said Thursday said it’s awarded a contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX to ship Starlink satellite internet terminals to Ukraine.

“Satellite communications constitute a vital layer in Ukraine’s overall communications network and the department contracts with Starlink for services of this type,” the Pentagon said in a statement to CNBC.

The Pentagon refused to share any details about the contract, and it’s not clear how many terminals will be purchased. “For operational security reasons and due to the critical nature of these systems — we do not have additional information regarding specific capabilities, contracts or partners to provide at this time,” the Pentagon said.