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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Singing sailor to scare off Russian submarines

Singing sailorSweden hit international headlines in October last year when it launched the biggest military underwater operation in recent years after it spotted a foreign submarine in Swedish waters.

The vessel was widely thought to be Russian, although the Swedish military was unable to confirm where it came from – or indeed locate it.

The country's ability to defend itself should Russia increase military activity in the Baltic remains a hot topic in the Swedish media, after the centre-left government announced a new 10.2 billion kronor ($111.9 million) defence deal designed to increase the country's capabilities.

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