Ukraine's Military Is Using the Steam Deck in a Novel Way

Ukraine’s Military Is Using the Steam Deck in a Novel Way

In the ongoing confrontation with Russia, the Ukrainian military is using Valve’s Steam Deck to remotely control machine guns, according to new official photographs and videos. The unusual application of the Steam Deck is not the first time video game stuff, whether software or hardware, has been used by a military organisation.

Every day, the continuing Russian invasion of Ukraine demonstrates how new technology drastically alters modern warfare. In the internet age, practically anything can be instantly disseminated around the world, whether it’s propaganda movies or a video game player exposing confidential military documents, as happened with War Thunder in 2021. The Ukrainian Defence Forces are now employing a new piece of video game hardware, and the opponents it will be targeting are not virtual.