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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 1:13 a.m. PST

Due to the perceived threat from Russia in the Baltic region, the Swedish Navy is revamping their expansive underground base, which was designed to survive a nuclear attack:

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Clearly, they are taking the threat that Russia poses to the region seriously, even if others are not.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa05 Oct 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Got a mention on our radio news the other night. The talking head basically said its down to controlling entry to the Baltic, and by extension dissuading Putin from doing anything dumb in the Baltic States, since taking and controlling the entrance would be how Russian's military could best prevent NATO from unduly interfering. Made sense to me anyhow.

Also the Russsian military running simulated attack exercises may have made them a might techy!

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2019 12:11 p.m. PST

Yes, if the Russians would ever move in that area Sweden would certainly be involved from the start. In most WW3 scenarios from the 70s and 80s Sweden was always thought to be neutral or too much trouble to attack, but not now. I think that they are finally waking up to the fact that if the Russians do move in this area their borders will be the front line. The reduction in forces by most countries in that area definitely gives the Russians some opportunities if they decide to go the military route.

David Manley05 Oct 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

I visited Musko last year- sailed into one of the underground docks in a CB90. It's a truly awesome place, I kept expecting Blofeld to pop up with a cat!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2019 2:18 a.m. PST

Yep, pretty incredible how many facilities they had underground, including the tunnels and service "hangars" for their Viggens and other jets too.

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