The defense Ministry of the Russian Federation: Rostov radar has not detected proximity to MH17 objects from the territory of separatists
The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the developers of the air route radar complex “Utes-T” – scientific and production Association Lianozovo Electromechanical plant” (LEMZ, part of the concern “Almaz-Antey”) – at a briefing in Moscow on Monday, September 26, presented a detailed account of the Russian means of objective control of the airspace in the day of the crash of flight MH17 in South-Eastern Ukraine.
Located in the Rostov region “Utes-T” were not recorded closer to the plane that crashed on 17 July 2014, any air targets from the Eastern areas of Donbass, controlled at that time by the separatists, including from the village of Snow. This was announced by the chief of radio engineering troops of the Russian aerospace defence forces major General Andrew Coban, quoted by “Interfax”. “At 13:20 Rostov radar station was observed the beginning of the destruction of the Boeing 777 “Malaysian airlines,” said Coban.
The radar, located near the village of Ust-Donetsk, recorded only the presence of two civilian Airliners in the vicinity of the plane of Malaysia Airlines, said the representative of the VCS.
“If the Malaysian Boeing was hit by a missile fired from any district located on the East point of the disaster, it would have been discovered by the Russian primary radar,” said the General. He noted that the technical capabilities of the Russian means of objective control does not allow to conclude whether produced missile launch from areas that are South or West of the point of catastrophe.
Coban said that Kiev and Washington still has not released satellite images that could shed light on the circumstances and causes of the disaster.
That in the area of the crash in the air was not observed foreign objects that could cause the destruction of the ship, said the Deputy chief designer LEMZ Victor Mescheryakov. Was discovered only two civilian airliner – and 1775 4722, said the representative of the plant.
Last year in “Diamond-antee” reportedthat the plane was released from the missile 9M38 from a place close to the village zaroshchens’ke, Donetsk region, which at the time of the accident was under the control of the armed forces of Ukraine. An international investigation team led by the Netherlands has put forward other version – that a missile fired from Snizhne, where was stationed the separatists.
According to Viktor Meshcheryakov, radar complex in Rostov region is part of the ground resources to ensure the safety of passenger aircraft. The complex includes a primary radar, secondary radar and locator identification “friend or foe”. The review period of the locator is about 10 seconds.
The principle of operation of primary radar is based on the processing of the signal reflected from the aerial object. Secondary radar in turn processes the response signal to the aerial object. Primary radar, unlike secondary, can detect all targets within the area of detection and is able to reflect radio waves, including those not equipped with on-Board responder. At the same time, the radar cloud cover can not see the objects moving along trajectories with a constant distance from it, for example on a circle.
Boeing was discovered secondary Rostov radar in 13 hours 4 minutes 26 seconds at the distance of 404 kilometres, and then the primary radar, in 13 hours 7 minutes 19 seconds at the distance of 362 km. In 13 hours and 20 minutes 02 seconds, the aircraft has not yet been destroyed, said Meshcheryakov. “After the destruction of the secondary radar mistakenly “grabbed” the wreckage, seeing in them further calculated the trajectory – extrapolated coordinates,” – said the expert.
September 22, Russian concern “Almaz-Antey” has saidthat it has primary radar data about air situation over the July 17, 2014 in the area of the crash Boeing.
As it turned out, the experts LEMZ at the end of July 2014 in the framework of the scheduled service work has replaced the media with head-end processors Ust-Donetsk TRLK “Utes-T” containing data on the air situation for July 2014. Two years data have lain on the plant, while in July 2016 from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has not received a request for their provision.
Two days later, on 28 September – the Prosecutor’s office of the Netherlands promises to publish report on the preliminary results of investigation of causes of the crash. It is assumed that the data will be announced on the what type of weapon was attacked by aircraft, as well as about where the blow was struck. As you know, there is ongoing debate about the territory from which the rocket was fired in the direction of the liner. In Kiev and the West suspect that the plane was shot Pro-Russian separatists, Russia has indicated that MH17 could bring down any Ukrainian military aircraft, or the army from the ground.
The defense Ministry accused Kyiv of withholding information
The Russian HQs have data on that in the disaster area in the Donbas were the air defense of Ukraine. “On July 17, 2014 Russian electronic intelligence assets in the area of the crash marked the work of the radar stations of the Armed forces of Ukraine, designed for reconnaissance and control of the airspace,” – said at a press conference Monday in Moscow, the chief of radio engineering troops of the Russian VKS Andrew Coban.
According to him, “the fact that Ukraine has still not released information from radar, suggests that the location of the missile launch, if it was “Buk”, located on the territory controlled by the Armed forces of Ukraine”.
In turn, the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov recalled that Ukraine does not publish data on the location of its calculations of anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk” and the military ATC communications on the day of the disaster Malaysian liner. “The Ukrainian authorities have behaved similarly in 2001, when the Ukrainian air defense calculation during military exercises downed a Russian passenger plane Tu-154″, – he stated.
Recall that in 2001 during the joint Russian-Ukrainian exercises on the range of the black sea fleet was hit by the plane Tu-154 of airline “Siberia” carrying out flight tel Aviv – Novosibirsk. All on Board were 78 people were killed. The Russian Prosecutor’s office was forced to close the case of a catastrophe. Airline “Siberia” has lost a lawsuit in which they talked about the crash in the Ukrainian court.
“The Ukrainian side is no coincidence withheld from the investigation, relatives of the victims and the international community information that would allow a full picture of the disaster,” said Igor Konashenkov on Monday. According to him, because of the position of Ukraine international investigation into the disaster Malaysian airliner are on the wrong track.
Russia, by contrast, used “every opportunity to assist in conducting an objective investigation,” “provided us all the information about this tragedy,” said Konashenkov. “The Russian Federation is mostly interested in establishing the true causes of the crash of flight MH17 in the sky of Ukraine, which occurred on 17 July 2014,” he said.
The aircraft company “Malaysian airlines” was shot down on 17 July 2014 in the Eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine. On Board the ship, EN route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, there were 283 passengers and 15 crew members, all of them died. Among them were citizens of ten countries, mostly citizens of the Netherlands. A criminal investigation of the tragedy is engaged in a joint investigation team composed of the representatives of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.
In October last year, the security Council of the Netherlands (SC) has published a report on the results of the investigation, stating that the Boeing 777 was shot down issued from Russia-manufactured anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk 9M38 missile with a warhead 9Н314М.
In January 2016 of the Federal air transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has sharply criticized the report and sent a letter to the Dutch authorities, which indicated “important new facts” about the collapse of the liner. Last week SK the Russian Federation said that Moscow is going to transfer to the Dutch authorities, data relating to the disaster. It was noted that information had been received from the concern “Almaz-Antey”.