Russia is ready to provide aid to the Netherlands in decoding primary data of the locator of the crash near Donetsk in July 2014, flight MH17 “Malaysian airlines”. This is stated in a press release Rosaviation published on the Agency’s website.
“The Russian side is ready at any time to provide international investigators with the help of expert developers who are familiar with the system decryption information from the radar,” — said in the message.
“Russia continues to wonder about the fact that in the Netherlands it took about three months to recognize the so-called technical problem”, — explained in Department.
The Federal air transport Agency said that the data of the primary radar, which the Russian side handed over to the investigators, represent the data which circulate inside the radar. He, in turn, is a specific professional equipment and always has its own format of data encryption.
“Format ASTERIX, claimed by the Netherlands, involves the transfer of data already in processed form and that, in fact, makes them secondary information that allows you to see even 25% of what shows primary information inside locator”, — stated in the message.
Earlier in January 2017, it became known that the Netherlands is prepared to re-request the data from the Russian radars. The representative of the Dutch Prosecutor’s office WIM de Bruin said that initially the materials were presented in “standard format”.
That the Dutch had difficulties with decoding, he wrote on 29 January, the Austrian newspaper Der Standard. The publication notes that the data “are not encrypted according to international standards”.
Available to the Russian radar data about the situation in the sky over Ukraine in the summer of 2014 was transferred to the Netherlands in the fall of 2016. As reported in the Russian concern “Almaz-Antey”, it was about the so-called primary radar images of the airspace in its raw form.
Interim results of the investigation into the crash, the Netherlands published in September 2016. The Commission involved in the investigation, came to the conclusion that the plane was hit by anti-aircraft complex “Buk”, which was delivered to Ukraine from Russia, and then transported back.
Russia consistently puts the results of the investigation of the Commission into question, noting that her conclusions are made without taking into account the data provided by the Russian side.