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Sweden Dismantles Anti Submarines Helicopters Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Nov 14, 2014, 11:26 pm

$ 1Abailorswede.jpgSweden claims that its Navy launched a hunt against a Russian submarine last month, but that's difficult to prove since the Scandinavian nation has practically eliminated its naval forces. 

NewsMax reports that, "Sweden built up an anti-submarine force after a Soviet sub with nuclear weapons ran aground off its southern shores in 1981, but started dismantling the force as part of deep cuts in defense spending after the Cold War ended. Anti-submarine helicopters were phased out in 2008 and replacements are not expected until 2018."

Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has vowed to defend his country "with all available means" nonetheless. 

According to NewsMax, "The Scandinavian country launched its biggest submarine hunt since the Cold War on Oct. 17 after receiving eyewitness reports of some type of underwater craft in the archipelago that extends from Stockholm into the Baltic Sea. It called off the search after a week, saying the vessel had probably escaped into the Baltic."

Sweden had launched deep cuts on its Defense spending in recent years.

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