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Malaysian Plane downed

Re: Malaysian Plane downed

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:43 am

Smouldering Stoat wrote:I'm not aware of any instance in which we've sold a bit of kit like this (which requires a highly-trained crew and two different radars to identify targets accurately) to a group like this.

I think the hope is that they have not identified the target accurately.
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Re: Malaysian Plane downed

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:10 am

That certainly appears to be the likeliest explanation. According to the media they lacked one of the radar sets which would have identified it as a civilian airliner, and the transcripts of the intercepted communications suggest they thought they'd brought down another military transport.
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Re: Malaysian Plane downed

Postby atticus » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:09 am

Someone asked about closing air space. I have just read this.

http://theconversation.com/explainer-wh ... cted-29445
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