Technology to Solve the Mystery in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shoot Down

Technology to Solve the Mystery in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shoot Down Posted by Jim Jenkins (ATIcourses.com) on 7/19/2014 The exact cause of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 remains uncertain, but there seems a good deal of evidence that a sophisticated aircraft defense system such as the SA-11 (Gadfly 1979) or SA-17 […]
Technology to Solve the Mystery in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shoot Down Posted by Jim Jenkins (ATIcourses.com) on 7/19/2014 The exact cause of the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 remains uncertain, but there seems a good deal of evidence that a sophisticated aircraft defense system such as the SA-11 (Gadfly 1979) or SA-17 “Buk Mk. 2” missile (Grizzly 2007) was used. The aircraft was flying above 30,000 feet altitude, so man portable anti-aircraft systems could not have reached the Flight 370 aircraft. I will continue to post news articles that relate to the missile and radars used in this tragedy. The shoot down was eerie as the same day (July 17,2014) ATIcourses was covering the acoustic essentials of side-scan sonar for the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 underwater search. As we took a lunch break the news was streaming on CNN. These are interesting posts that argue that it is unlikely to have been Ukrainian air defense systems as the aircraft was flying eastward toward Russia over separatist held territory and the separatist’s forces do not have an air force. The Pentagon’s top spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, demurred on most questions about the tragedy, citing the ongoing investigation, but he did make some blunt statements. “The SA-11 [missile], the one we believe was used to down Flight 17, is a sophisticated piece of technology,” Kirby said. “It strains credulity to think it could be used by separatists without at least some measure of Russian support and technical assistance.” ATIcourses will continue to follow the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 shoot down news and especially the radar and tracking surveillance technology used to reconstruct where the missile was fired from and the technical questions. I invite you to post additional comments and links to high quality news articles. This link goes a CNN video about locating the firing location. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/07/18/tsr-foreman-malaysia-airlines-mh17-tracking-missile.cnn.html   This post is “Avoiding the rush to judgment on”  7/18/2014. It has good information. http://csis.org/publication/downing-malaysian-airliner-avoid-rushing-judgment This post is “2 Overlooked Clues Russians Or Proxies Shot Down Malaysian Jetliner” By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on 7/18/2014
2 Overlooked Clues in Malaysian Jet Shoot Down