U.S. satellite detected heat signature of two missiles as they approach the airliner

American satellite had detected the heat signature of the two missiles as they approached the airliner, ABC News said referring to an unnamed senior U.S. representative.

A U.S. official told ABC News that an American satellite had detected the heat signature of the two missiles as they approached the airliner.

According to him, U.S. intelligence is confident that Iran painted the Ukrainian airliner with radar and fired two surface-to-air missiles that brought down the aircraft.

According to CNN, a U.S. official familiar with the intelligence said the plane was shot down by two Russian made SA-15 surface-to-air missiles (the Russian-made complex Tor-M1 is called according to the classification of the U.S. and NATO).

He also said that he U.S. saw Iranian radar signals lock onto the jetliner, before it was shot down.

All data was collected by U.S. intelligence analysts in the morning after the incident, but it took another day to double-check everything, the representative said, CNN reports.

At the same time, the U.S. side relies on the assumption that the Iranians shot down the plane by mistake.

(c) Interfax

4 comments

  • “At the same time, the U.S. side relies on the assumption that the Iranians shot down the plane by mistake.”

    Assumptions are not evidence. First we had Trump, then Trudeau spouting this BS, closely followed by Boris. You don’t accidentally lock on to a plane with a SAM. This was intentional, and the leaders in the West need to get some balls and stop appeasing this terrorist country.

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    • Yes, and if it was an accident, why would the Iranians try to cover it up? I know the Iranian leadership share a culture of lies just like the Moskali but trying to cover it up makes them look even more guilty. You can’t defeat evil without naming it.

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  • Intercepted Iranian radio communications was also an indication that this aircraft was shot down by SAMs.
    They obviously cannot afford to tell their people that their military gas mistakenly killed many of their citizens.

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  • Radical idiots with limited exucation and training in charge and control of dangerous and powerful weapons. Those that sold the weapons to the idiots are complicite in the shooting down of another civilian aircraft (Pootlerstan)!

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