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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Swedish government claims Australia is spreading lies about submarines

A19 (Gotland) class SSKSweden has accused the Abbott government of spreading lies about its submarine building capability.

The head of Sweden’s defence purchasing agency, Lena Erixon, has written to her counterpart at the Defence Materiel Organisation in Canberra, Harry Dunstall, to protest about the denigration of Sweden’s submarine industry led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Ms Erixon also revealed that at no stage had Australian officials requested detailed design details from Sweden or included any technical experts in various government delegations to visit the country.

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