A Swedish Air Force Gulfstream IVSP Electronic Intelligence plane could be tracked as it flew in the airspace off Kaliningrad Oblast, where some of the most active Russian bases in the Baltic region are located.
The Swedish Air Force operates a pair of S102B Korpen, modified Gulfstream IVSP aircraft used to perform ELINT (Electronic Intelligence) missions. These aircraft are equipped with sensors capable to eavesdrop, collect and analyse enemy electronic emissions.
Korpet jets conduct routine surveillance missions over the Baltic Sea, flying high and fast in international airspace close to the area of interest.
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It is great to see, these things never reports in Swedish media, so most of the swedish public does not know about this close Surveillance of Russia
Rather us spying on the russians than the opposite.
We got no bad intentions, they do.
”…and today we received reports on our Air force spying on Russia…”
Damn that sounds bad.
Thank you so much for this deep insight of yours, ”Lasse”.
So, Sweden is monitoring Russian activities? Surprise, surprise. Russia is monitoring Swedish activities as well. That’s what intelligence services do.
The ”news” here is apparently that Sweden flies its recon missions with transponders switched on, making it possible for anyone to follow them on sites like planefinder.net.
Using transponders to become visible should be an example for Russia to follow, as to avoid incidents like this: https://theaviationist.com/2014/05/09/il-20-near-collides-with-sas-flight/ – where a Il-20 ”Coot” came within 90 meters of a civilian SAS Boeing 737.
The article’s main message is: ”business as usual”. Not much ”news” to be found. Not even a media conspiracy. Sorry ”Lasse”.
At least they operate with their transponders on for everyone elses safety. Sooner or later, the Russians are going to “accidentally” pull a China and run into something…