According to Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur sold a certain amount of Starlink equipment to the US military. Isaacson also claimed that Musk created a specialized version of the satellite technology called ‘Starshield’ during the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
The specific details of the deal between Musk, Starlink, and the Department of Defense have not been confirmed or denied by the US military. They did, however, acknowledge that they contract with the company.
Elon Musk, known for his ventures in Tesla and SpaceX, reportedly got entangled in the Ukraine conflict after encountering issues with geofencing. In an attempt to resolve the situation, Musk allegedly sold and handed over control of Starlink equipment to the US military.
The ‘Starshield’ technology, created by Musk during the conflict, is said to have provided specialized satellite capabilities for the military. However, the extent and effectiveness of ‘Starshield’ remain undisclosed.
It is worth noting that the Department of Defense’s involvement with Musk and Starlink is not entirely surprising. The US military regularly collaborates with private companies on various projects, including satellite communication systems.
While the details of the alleged deal are unclear, the claims made by Walter Isaacson shed light on Elon Musk’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict and his efforts to assist the US military with his satellite technology.