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Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Swedish combat boats loaned overseas

Published: 11 Oct 2010 09:22 GMT+02:00
Updated: 11 Oct 2010 09:22 GMT+02:00

The boats have been rebuilt so that they can be taken aboard major warships. The possibilities of military cooperation with the two countries is expected to increase as a result of the loan.

"It is a way for Sweden to be able to support military operations," Kristofer Gattberg, project manager at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk, FMV), told the TT news agency.

FMV has permitted the building of fast military assault craft, in the case the CB90 model. They can now be hoisted on board larger British and Dutch warships, required for departure to international efforts around the world. Over the next six months, the boats will be tested by the British and Dutch navies.

British and Dutch personnel, including divers, have already received training on a CB90 in Sweden. The boats are suitable for coastal operations and military purposes, such as for disasters or pirate and terrorist threats. They can be used to transport people, medical care, command location and a complete weapons system.

For Dockstavarvet, a shipyard that builds boats, the tests represent the opening up of possible export markets. Previously, the CB90 model has been exported to Mexico, Malaysia, Norway and Greece and is used for military or Coast Guard purposes.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

09:42 October 11, 2010 by Nemesis
This could lead to more jobs.

Hopefully orders will be put in for these boats.
10:23 October 11, 2010 by wenddiver
Nice tio see somebody is still making a fully hulled small combat boat. This should have a lot of export potntial if priced correctly.
11:27 October 11, 2010 by tillerman
Once again Sweden, which complains about the military adventurism of other nations, is happy to make money out of it.
12:46 October 11, 2010 by LuxVeritas
War is lucrative for the private elite owned and run Riksbank. The elite owned central bank which prints a debt based false currency creating a legalised form of usury lends money to the IMF (to inflict financial terrorism, debt, starvation and poverty on other countries for profit).

The corrupt Swedish false democracy accepts the loans to indebt its people. Most of your taxes go to the banksters, not for national use.

Deals are cut (behind closed doors) at the oligarchy elite level to increase Swedish people and resources in wars they have absolutely no need or interest in. Making peace is far more mutually beneficial, but not lucrative in wealth or control for the known organisations and their operating methods.

Inform yourself about all the major false flag operations through modern history to date, follow the money and find who has benefited; such as the 13 banking families that control the debt based false money systems and various unnamed groups. This information will not be reported through corporate owned mass media. There are documentaries by genuine investigative reporters into Pearl Harbour, Bay of Tonkin, East Timor, Richstag burning, German Poland border, NY towers, Madrid, London, Bali and numerous interventions into tribal land and Latin America. All the evidence and all the witnesses have not been destroyed or apparently committed suicide. Links not provided due to possible freedom of speech censorship.
15:52 October 11, 2010 by Kevin Harris

Your post is a brilliant parody of those sometime posted here and elsewhere, by mad conspiracy theorists. Great stuff, I have tears of laughter on my keyboard.

I keep imagining the kind of people who write like that. Wearing hats made of silver paper and constantly checking out the windows to see if they are being watched.

Great stuff, right down to the name. Please can we have more posts like that.
16:17 October 11, 2010 by Tanskalainen
Lend the boats to Denmark, the Greenland oil reserves are in jeopardy and the Sponge Bob inflatable comprising the Danish Navy isn't adequate.
20:42 October 11, 2010 by Nemesis
Hopefully there will be losts of sales of these boats. I can see serious anti-hijacking usage for these.

I do hope that any country that has crashed its economy in a train wreck, such as the USA pays cash upfront.
23:15 October 11, 2010 by wenddiver
@LuxVeritas- Do you have a stock symbol for Riksbank, they sound quite enterprising? Adventurous men and women like that would probably put venture capitol yo good us at a tidy profit, but one has to be careful that they are all you crack them up to be.

@Nemisis- For the record US companies made record profits this year and no we do not intend to share with the Socialist retards you call the Government. Hopefully they will whither on the vine and return to being Chicago crack heads in 2012. That said, when was the last time the US had to go over seas to buy a major weapon system?
00:07 October 12, 2010 by Tanskalainen
wenddiver --- The U.S. Navy's oerlikon anti-aircraft guns are made in Italy, The U.S. Army's mini-me light machine gun is made in Belgium, The U.S. Navy is considering buying survailance ships from Sweden, the U.S.M.C's Harrier Jump Jets are made in the U.K., ETC., ETC, ETC, so shut your ignorant mouth.
15:37 October 12, 2010 by wenddiver
@Tanskalien- I'll excuse your not knowing what the word Major means to lack of education or common sence, but surely even in the most backward parts of the third world weapon system does not mean a single light machine gun. Please explain??? Does it do something else we don't know about?? Does it morph into a Sniper rifle, by shifting like an M-16 Heavy barrel upper??? Last I looked it wasn't a system like Sea Fighter, a Super Carrier or a Joint Strike Fighter. As to it being Major, maybe in your defence budget, but sure as hell not ours. Cannon are hardly a major expense in our Navy, look at the bill for the new Laser tied in to Raytheon's Phalanx system. Once we design a nice stealthy ship for that baby, that will be a Major weapon's system. It will be able to engage targets as long as you can feed it electricity. A Super Carrier full of the world's most advanced air craft is a Major Weapon's system. Lets look at the little boat. We are already building our Freedom class Littoral combat Ships. They are designed to operate in the same close in to shore battlefield that the little boat will, but it will do about 40 knots, use stealth tecnology and deliver a weaopons package more like a Frigatte. I believe I am correct in saying that we may buy individual off the shelf items, but the major ticket, war changers will continue to be made right here. We may partner with other countrys to access markets or small pieces of technology, but we retain the building of major designs ourselves.

Lets use your example, the Harrier. The idea came from Britain, but it was built in the US at McDonell-Douglas. Later, we did a major redign to the AV-8 configuration which also became Britain's Sea Harrier. Even then it was never adopted as a major player and only recieved limited Production for the small Air wing of the US Marine Corps.

Considering buying is not buying. Major Systems like the M-1 Abrams, the Littoral Combat Ship, the Super Carriers, the Naval Laser, the F-35 Lightning will continue to be made here.
16:22 October 12, 2010 by Tanskalainen
When your a sailor on a ship and all that's between you and an your enemy pilot is the oerlikon it seems pretty major. What branch did you serve in again and for how long?
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