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Tourist webcam moved after military pressure

Published torsdag 17 augusti 2017 kl 13.59
The webcam was placed on top of the tv and radio tower Bryggareberget.
Frank Luthardt/Sveriges Radio.

The live webcam set-up to promote the port city of Karlskrona as a tourist attraction but inadvertently revealed the movements of Sweden's naval submarines has now changed angle after criticism from military and security experts.

The webcam placed high up on a water tower since 2009 provided stunning views of Karlskrona. However, at the same time, anyone in the world could watch the warships and submarines arrive and depart from Sweden's main naval port.

The Swedish Armed Forces objected to the camera and British defence analyst H.I Sutton told Radio Sweden that the live webcam was a security risk.

"It gives a very good perspective for someone to observe and monitor and analyse the operational patterns and capabilities and readiness of the Swedish Navy."

After a meeting on Thursday, council bosses decided to switch the angle of the camera away from the port and focus instead on the nature of Dragsö and Långö.

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