|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 84):|
Those were designed for something much bigger and hotter than a SAM. They are 'detuned' for lack of a better word to ignore small missiles to avoid false positives.
There's a difference between not crossing the automatic alert threshold and not showing up in the raw sensor data which can likely be read out of the buffers for some time after an event.
Such a system will definitely have a higher resolution in order to allow for some filtering, and even if an event doesn't quite reach the level of an ICBM launch, it may well get reported
nevertheless for analysis.
|Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 89):|
While I haven't read every report in the news, I'm wondering what the possibility is that MH17 was able to make some type of controlled landing.
Zero. The debris is scattered over an area of several kilometers across.
|Quoting Aither (Reply 103):|
I'm sure with all the NATO equipment around and some comments made by US officials they know what happened and where the shooting originates. Right now it's all about political negociations.
I'd expect that they're also considering how much of their raw data to expose, since they probably don't want to allow for precise insight into their surveillance capabilities.
Very likely services from multiple countries are sharing their respective informations, and in the end all the information needs to be weighed and judged with respect to the consequences.
Since the political stakes are substantial, I would expect that the people in charge would at least try to get things right rather than rush to judgment.
Particularly interesting would probably be what's going on within the russian agencies and government – that's where the crap has hit the fan the hardest.
[Edited 2014-07-17 14:31:28]