Starlink terminals provide exact coordinates of their location

Using Starlink terminals in a combat zone requires extreme caution and knowledge of certain safety procedures to minimize the risk of detection by hostile reconnaissance assets. Starlink, which provides high-speed Internet access via satellite, has become an important tool on the battlefield, but its use comes with a number of risks.

The key aspect is that the Starlink terminal is capable of transmitting precise coordinates to the command and control server, making it a potential target for strikes. Traffic passing through the terminal is monitored and may be decrypted, so transmitting sensitive information requires special care. The use of encryption or allegorical language becomes a prerequisite for data security.

As Telegram channel Nov notes, to reduce the risk of detection, it is important to turn off the power to the terminal after use and move to a safe distance. An effective solution can be to organize communication sessions in different places, and the location for the next session should be selected in advance.

It should also be taken into account that the terminal and router can be detected at a distance of up to 10 km, depending on the power of the enemy’s electronic reconnaissance kit. A special feature of Starlink terminals is their ability to heat up, which makes them visible in the infrared range.


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