More than 60 pieces of enemy combat equipment were detected in the first two days of operation of an ICEYE satellite that the Serhii Prytula Foundation purchased for the Ukrainian Armed Forces with donations from Ukrainian citizens.

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced this, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the minister, one of the satellites is fully dedicated to meeting Ukraine's defense needs and almost two dozen are operated when the need arises.

Reznikov said that he and representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the ministry’s Main Directorate of Intelligence held a working meeting with Prytula to discuss, among other things, the practical outcome of the unprecedented project that was implemented in the summer.

"For obvious reasons, I cannot reveal all the details, but just imagine: over 60 pieces of combat equipment that the enemy tried to disguise in the forest and behind other obstacles were detected in the first two days of the satellite's operation. They were was detected because ICEYE satellites gather information based on the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology. It would have been very difficult or impossible for optical satellites to detect the equipment. The coordinates of the ‘hidden’ pieces of equipment, particularly near the villages of ​​Khreschenivka and Ukrainka in the Kherson region, as well as near Novoselivka in the Donetsk region, were quickly transmitted so that they could be attacked. The enemy has essentially lost armored vehicles worth more than the cost of the entire satellite project in these two days alone. However, the main thing is that it is helping to save the lives of our soldiers, which are priceless," the Ukrainian minister of defense said.

According to Reznikov, the Ukrainian Defense Forces, primarily the combat brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, are already receiving a stream of data from the ICEYE satellites.