“Dude, this is cool”: the Swedes saw the Russian UAV “Hunter” over their nuclear power plant – Articles – Armies and wars
On the site In Sweden, a curious report appeared: “The police were informed that the use of unmanned aerial vehicles was observed over the Forsmark and Oskarshamn nuclear power plants. The incidence incident on the evening of January 14, after which the Swedish National Operations Authority (NOA) launched an investigation.
The kingdom’s social media writes that a mysterious drone has also occurred at the beginning of the country’s nuclear facility, located in Ringhals. However, NOA denies these facts, as expected. Nevertheless, experts from the Swedish Armed Forces have already joined in, as well as the National Defense Radio Service, which counteracts, among its functions, electronic intelligence.
According to the Swedish television channel TV2, a large drone was flying over the Forsmark and Oskarshamn nuclear power plants, probably with an engine transmission and an excellent control system. It appeared in the sky with a strong enough gusty wind, which, with commercial drones, is doomed to fall. According to TV2 news: “The drone was brought in by a security guard as it hovered over the station and then flew east towards the Grasseux archipelago.”
According to the Swedish television SVT, the police found the UAV at 20:51 on the timing, but at 22:10 the drone disappeared without a trace. “This is a very serious event. We’re investigating level detection.” declared police press officer Petr Blomkvist.
Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist The disappearance is speculated as to whether these are drones, but told an SVT correspondent that in previous cases, some drones were observed during military research over places protected by objects. He said, “This is something that happens from time to time. We have also changed the law so that these types of drones can be shot down.”
Thus, Swedish nuclear power plants, apparently, have a place to protect against drones, but when asked why the UAV flight was not stopped, the Forsmark press manager Joseph Nielen need to comment. He also did not answer what specific security systems are being used to prevent a potential drone intrusion over the nuclear power plant.
As soon as the news broke, an amateur video was sent to the SVT editors, filmed by a motorist in the area of a nuclear power plant near Ringhals. In the video, a bright single dot appeared in the dark sky for 27 seconds. The police, in this regard, found it difficult to develop the aircraft, stating that “too little information.”
The fact that the Swedes suspect the invasion of a foreign drone infection is evidenced by the fact that, according to a special statement by the lieutenant general Michael Claesson, Chief of Operations for the Swedish Armed Forces, the Royal Navy “will increase its visible military presence on the island of Gotland in response to the increase in the number of Russian landing ships passing through the Baltic Sea.”
Gotland, Sweden’s largest island, is of strategic importance and lies about 330 kilometers from Kaliningrad, the headquarters of the Russian Baltic Fleet. In 2019, Sweden deployed an updated surface-to-air missile defense system just to counter Russian fighters and drones, Reuters reported.
Here the log is apparently a quote Lena HallinMinister of Operational Intelligence of Sweden. She said that “today the situation in the country is far from normal for Swedish security.” Experts have already suggested that the ministry is under heavy load after it switched to enhanced monitoring of the Baltic Sea at the “request of the United States”.
Interestingly, on this planet, a greater safety of nuclear power plants in the West is discovered, if in Sweden there is enough UAV detection of the impact by a guard throwing a random look at the sky? As the overseas expert writes Brett Tingley, with this, the Yankees “things are lousy.” He cited as an example the flight of some drones over the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona. Until now, intelligence agencies have not given a reasonable explanation that these could be unidentified unmanned aerial vehicles. Surely, the same UFOs, from which the Pentagon generals “shitted”.
“U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) documents indicate that Palo Verde is far from the only nuclear site where such crimes have been committed, and that up to 60 different drone sightings took place at 24 nuclear facilities between 2015 and 2019 year. year.” — Brett Tingley.
Even with the wildest imagination, it is hard to imagine that the Russians are behind the countless drones. But the very fact that the Yankees cannot shoot down drones over their nuclear power plants is surprising. But this, it turns out, is only at first glance. The fact is that the US Navy has encountered mysterious swarms of drones on the West Coast and has encountered war game areas that involved water resources.
“Extremely unusual drone incursions that occur close to or over heavily guarded US military bases in northern latitudes have gone undetected,” The Drive wrote on August 19, 2021. “Even America’s most important missile defense sites are not immune to highly suspicious UAV intrusions.”
Nevertheless, it’s not clear, although, as Brett Tingley argues, it’s a no brainer what holes in US air defense can say in the future if such cases are pursued, for example, arrange a couple of Chernobyls or, at worst, Fukushima. And, according to information systems analysts there, there is a possibility that unidentified drones are looking for a vulnerability in America’s cybersecurity. And this is much more dangerous than radiation contamination of a couple of thousand square kilometers.
Thus, the Yankees do not have their own owners of nuclear power plants, which means that they have nothing to offer the Swedes either, which they did not manage to find 330 kilometers from Kaliningrad. Small consolation is that NOA is not sure if this is in Russian. Say, if others are naughty, then figs with them. “At an unknown time, whether the drone invasion that took place in Sweden this weekend will in any way escalate the situation in current relations with Russia, but this possibility is certainly a concern in Stockholm,” statement in the comments Brett Tingley .
But the American “sofa troops” answered much more interestingly than the officials.
A user with the nickname BigMeat accuses our country: “Russia, as usual, is trying to intimidate NATO countries (Sweden, however, is not a member of the alliance, in the future, on paper) by asymmetric methods. Plausible deniability is something they do very well… It’s a new hobby Putin“.
The Stanimal 450 forum member echoes him. His comment is written in the style of the song “I looked back to see if she looked back …”. He writes: “Think about it, a drone protected against drone protection and then against drone protection to shoot down other drones protected against drone protection that want to shoot down a drone about what follows first. This is a very high-tech Russian nesting doll.”
A certain “couch fighter”, writing under the name RC20, concludes: “They, the Americans, have never shot down a single one, and not one of them has crashed himself. Dude, that’s cool.”
By the way, according to experts, the Russian Su-70 can quietly invade the airspace, even in Sweden, even in the United States. As they say, their words are in God’s ears. But it was unlikely that it was the “Hunter”, there is still a long way to go to get in line.