Sweden Sends Surveillance Aircraft to Eastern Mediterranean

Sweden has dispatched one of its Gulfstream S102B Korpen electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft to the Mediterranean to operate from a UK airbase on Cyprus. The Korpen was tracked by open source monitoring of its ADS-B transponder as it flew down into the central Mediterranean and then landed at Royal Air Force (RAF) Akrotiri on 29 April. A...

Sweden has dispatched one of its Gulfstream S102B Korpen electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft to the Mediterranean to operate from a UK airbase on Cyprus.

Sweden has deployed one of its two S102B Korpen electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft to the Mediterranean to operate from the UK's Akrotiri airbase on Cyprus. (Gulfstream)
Sweden has deployed one of its two S102B Korpen electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft to the Mediterranean to operate from the UK's Akrotiri airbase on Cyprus. (Gulfstream)

The Korpen was tracked by open source monitoring of its ADS-B transponder as it flew down into the central Mediterranean and then landed at Royal Air Force (RAF) Akrotiri on 29 April.

A Swedish Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed the deployment to Cyprus to Jane’s on 30 April, saying that “the aircraft is on a signal reconnaissance mission in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea”.

The spokesman declined to provide further details of the mission or its duration.

Source: www.janes.com