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The secret is revealed: the Swedes took a broken buoy for a Russian submarine

The media revealed the secret of the “Russian submarine”, which allegedly was discovered in Sweden in 2014. The secret is revealed: the Swedes took a broken buoy for a Russian submarine

The secret is revealed: the Swedes took a broken buoy for a Russian submarine

The media revealed the secret of the “Russian submarine”, which allegedly was discovered in Sweden in 2014. She turned out to be a broken buoy. It was he who gave the signals, which were mistaken for sounds from a foreign ship. A couple of years later, the Swedish side acknowledged that Russia was not relevant to this situation, but did not disclose which object the military discovered.

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In October 2014, a Swedish submarine intercepted an encoded radio signal in the south of the Stockholm archipelago, which triggered a large-scale operation to search for a foreign submarine, and as a result, it turned out to be a failed meteorological buoy, Svenska Dagbladet reporters reported.

During the operation, foreign media wrote that the probable target of the searches is the Russian mini-submarine. At the same time, the Russian defense department explained that a small or ultra-small submarine could not be in the waters of Sweden since they are no longer in the military personnel of the Navy. The search for the object lasted about a week and cost the state approximately 20 million kroons (1.8 million euros).
As Sweden’s defense minister Peter Hultqvist said after the search was completed, the country's armed forces “received confirmation that there was a foreign submarine in the waters of Sweden”.

According to the publication, the error occurred while the crew of the Swedish submarine was engaged in the search for moving objects. “Then this sound signal was received, the mistake was that they did not understand that the sound source was in the other direction. Then it was unknown, but this record was initially confusing for everyone, ”an anonymous interlocutor familiar with the operation told the publication.
According to the representative of the Swedish Meteorological Service (SMHI) Per Lesson, Svenska Dagbladet, the day the signal was intercepted, the meteorological buoy located in the Baltic Sea was actually out of order. This information was transferred to another buoy in the south of the Stockholm archipelago. It was this signal, in his words, that the submarine intercepted.
The interlocutor of the publication explained that it was possible to determine where the signal came from by analyzing the records from another submarine, which is equipped with more modern equipment.
“On her hard drive, there was an exact indication of a point in the south of the archipelago where the SMHI buoy, which is also used by the military, was located. The buoy broke and it turned out that SMHI sent the ship to pick it up. When the sound sample was correlated with the records of two Swedish submarines, everything became clear. It was not a submarine, ”said Svenska Dagbladet.
According to the publication, the government and the Minister of Defense became aware of the real origin of the sound source in May 2015, but the parliament was informed about this only four months later.
Moreover, this was done in the form of a classified report in which the details of the incident were not disclosed. The document was submitted to the parliament after it approved the increase of defense spending by 10 billion kroons (923 million euros), as well as after additional resources were allocated for the search for foreign submarines that may be in the territorial waters of Sweden, they paid attention reporters.
Svenska Dagbladet on October 19, 2014, citing its sources, reported that the Swedish Navy began in territorial waters an operation to search for, presumably, a Russian submarine that was giving alarm signals.
According to the publication, the broadcast was recorded on October 16 and it was conducted at frequencies used by the Russian Navy in emergency situations.
According to reporters, the radio receiver was in Kaliningrad.
Moreover, in the evening of October 17, the Swedish military recorded another transmission, but in encrypted form.
Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, the deputy chief of the operations department of the Swedish Armed Forces, said in April 2015 that a small civilian vessel was actually depicted in a photo published by the media, allegedly showing a Russian submarine. “The analysis showed that the object in the photograph taken in the inner archipelago at the entrance to the port of Stockholm is much smaller than expected, which does not allow classifying it as a submarine,” Grinstead said.
A year later, Defense Minister Peter Hulqvist on Sveriges Radio said that the sound that caused the massive search operation actually came from the "Swedish facility."
He clarified that the military revised its conclusions regarding the signal source in September 2015. However, the head of the defense department did not go into details and disclose which particular “Swedish object” is meant. In this case, he referred to military secrets.

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  1. One broken buoy followed by a lot of broke men with no jobs at the Sweden Defense Department!


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