Iranian Air-Defence System Identified, Acquired and Engaged The Plane!
Iranian air-defence system identified, acquired and engaged the plane
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January 10, 2020 - by Lee Berthiaume and Jordan Press The Canadian Press for ctvnews.ca
The Iranian air defences would likely be linked to the civil aviation system, meaning weapons crews would have likely known a plane had just taken off from the airport, said James Fergusson, deputy director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Day said Iran would have likely had its own civilian planes flying around the area as well, particularly so close to Tehran's airport.
But Day said if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was willing to suggest the cause was an Iranian missile, the intelligence had to be airtight and unequivocal.
"In probability, this means that there is some type of electronic evidence that the Iranian air-defence system identified, acquired and engaged the plane," he said.
Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst with Teal Group in the Washington, D.C., area, said an unconstrained or over-active air-defence system seems like one of the likeliest causes for the crash because "planes just don't do this."...