I missed this news published at July 24 2014 by The Daily Beast. The headline of the article is: Ukraine Asked U.S. for Tech to Counter Russia’s Jet-Killers.
Kiev in June asked NATO and the US for radar jamming and detection equipment necessary to evade and counter the anti-aircraft systems Moscow was providing the country’s separatists.
Could it be such a radar jamming equipment caused a BUK missile to be redirected to MH17?
According to experts interviewed by The Daily Beast even if the White House had agreed immediately to send Kiev specialized planes or ground based jammers and radar detection systems, the equipment would not have arrived in time to protect MH17 or the other Ukrainian aircraft that rebels appear to have shot down since March.
However it is another indication Ukraine feared the usage of SAM systems like BUK in Eastern Ukraine. It is another strong argument that Ukraine should have closed its airspace.
Read the complete article here.