The initial aim is to raise $10 million to dramatically improve Ukraine’s access to satellite imagery as it fights Russia’s invasion.
The move comes after Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence asked for help in raising funds for a Dedicated Satellite Constellation (DSC) – a service provided by EO satellite and data company, Satellogic – to track Russian troop movements and enhance the security of departure routes for refugees.
Satellogic will deploy its Dedicated Satellite Constellation service enabling Ukraine to manage a fleet of satellites for encrypted tasking and satellite imagery. This will drastically increase the country’s access to high-resolution images and video intelligence.
Currently, Ukraine receives satellite imagery from friendly governments and companies. This new system would fall under the direct control of the Ukrainian government.
“We are launching the Ukraine Victory Fund because this is our war too, and we need to win,” said HFX President, Peter Van Praagh. “We are choosing to aid Ukraine in the best way we can, delivering advanced capabilities for critical intelligence that will enable more timely and informed strategic decision. The Ukrainian fight against Russia’s criminal war has been inspirational. Let’s get them the tools they need.”
Donate to the Ukraine Victory Fund at UkraineVictoryFund@HalifaxTheForum.org or halifaxtheforum.org
Halifax International Security Forum is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington DC. Its annual Forum in the Nova Scotia capital is recognized widely as North America’s leading foreign affairs and defense conference. The Forum attracts senior politicians – including a significant delegation from the United States Congress — top military commanders, strategists, thinkers, influential journalists, and business leaders from across the democratic world. The 2022 Forum will be held November 18-20. HFX also convenes high-level meetings in Washington DC, London, and elsewhere, as well as produces public policy recommendations and strategic advice on major geopolitical challenges.
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