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Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm

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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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Stockholm (AFP) - The Swedish armed forces stepped up a military operation off the coast of Stockholm on Saturday where they were investigating a report of "foreign underwater activity".

More than 200 men, Swedish stealth ships, mineswmaginary pictureeepers and helicopters have been searching an area of the Baltic Sea about 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of the Swedish capital since Friday evening, following a tip-off from what the military called a "credible source".

"I have decided to increase the number of units in the area -- units with specialised sensors," Commander Jonas Wikstroem told reporters at a press conference in Stockholm.

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What is going on ? The Russians? Maybe its a US robo sub ? Maybe Ægir is mad?
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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: kloejen

Didn't they just find an alleged USO in this area that is awaiting proper funding to extract?
Not sure, it was the on TV recently, round disk like thing at the ocean floor with crash drag marks along with another a short distance away. Might be a submarine detection relic used in WW2 by the allies.

Interesting though, with other recent events happening also.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 07:39 PM
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My take would be a Russian Boomer.....
The Ukraines not far and Putins been threatening Nato too.......



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 07:57 PM
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Reuters is reporting it's a russian sub:

Sweden hunting Russian submarine

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden boosted its military presence in Stockholm’s archipelago on Saturday to scour its waters for “foreign underwater activity” in a mobilization of ships, troops and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.

The search in the Baltic Sea less than 31 miles (50 km) from Stockholm began on Friday and brought back vivid memories of the final years of the Cold War when Sweden repeatedly hunted suspected Soviet submarines along its coast with depth charges.

The operation comes amid increasing tension with Russia among the Nordic and Baltic statesover the Ukraine crisis. Finland last week accused the Russian navy of interfering with a Finnish environmental research vessel in international waters.

The Swedish military has said information about suspicious activity came from a trustworthy source, without providing details, and that more than 200 military personnel were involved in the search.

Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet, citing unidentified sources with knowledge of the search, said the military operation came after a radio transmission in Russian on an emergency frequency.

Further encrypted radio traffic from a point in the archipelago and the enclave of Kaliningrad, home to the Russian Baltic fleet’s headquarters, was intercepted on Friday evening after the Swedish search started, the newspaper said.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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Swedish newspaper say there have been radio traffic from whatever it is to Kaliningrad. So it seem to be Russian.

www.svd.se...

Seems the Russians have been inside Swedish water again. This time Russia next time Nato (Germany, UK, US). Sometimes I think people are using Sweden as a training ground to see if they can handle our systems.

As long as Sweden stays neutral I am not that worried.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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There's no way that it's a boomer. They go deep and hide, not sneak into someone's territorial waters. You NEVER put a boomer that close to someone, you put them far out to sea with lots of room to disappear.

My bet is on either an Akula II, or a Kilo, probably the latter. Diesel-electric boats are notoriously hard to find, and one of the Kilos reportedly has pumpjets, which would make it even quieter.

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posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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The search in the Baltic Sea less than 31 miles (50 km) from Stockholm began on Friday and brought back vivid memories of the final years of the Cold War when Sweden repeatedly hunted suspected Soviet submarines along its coast with depth charges.


Sweden was also hunting Nato subs inside Swedish waters during the cold war even if it was not always reported that UK, US and Germany that was trespassing.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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They figure the Russian sub is damaged. Things are getting interesting..



This information has been confirmed by several persons with knowledge about the ongoing search operation, altough they can't confirm that there is a damaged submarine in Swedish waters.


www.svd.se...



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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Its gonna blow over i guess, and they will just pronounce that the Loch Ness monster was on vacation ...

Wanna bet ?

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