In Ukraine’s war against Russian invasion, high technologies supported by Western countries play an important role. Using precise positioning technology, together with advanced high-tech weapons, the Ukrainian army has killed four senior Russian generals in just over ten days of defense.
Currently, the United States and Western nations have supplied Ukraine with over 20,000 man-portable anti-tank weapons (MANPADS). Among them are the U.S. Javelin anti-tank missile and the British NLAW anti-tank missile, both of which are the enemies of tanks, armored vehicles, and tankers, effectively impeding the rapid advance of Russian ground forces. In addition, Stinger missiles and drones, combined with satellite positioning, shot down many Russian fighter aircrafts, leaving Russian forces without air superiority to form effective ground attacks. Whether in the air or on the ground, Russian troops failed to achieve a rapid advance, bankrupting Putin’s plan to rapidly take over Ukraine with a blitzkrieg.
When Ukraine’s internet base stations were attacked by Russia and facing disconnection, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy asked Elon Musk for support from Starlink. It only took Musk a few hours to connect Star link for Ukraine and put it into operation. Star link requires no ground stations and is completely immune to Russian disconnection attacks. After 14 days of Russian fire, Ukraine’s internet service is still running smoothly and the information transmission is almost unaffected. Moreover, Star link shatters Russia’s plan to manipulate public opinions and block information through cyber control.Modern warfare is, in fact, the war of high technology and information