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UK, Holland test Swedish combat boats

Published söndag 10 oktober 2010 kl 16.23
Sweden exports combat ships.

The Swedish Defence Material Administration have loaned out two combat ships to Great Britain and the Netherlands for their marines to try out.

News agency TT reports that cooperation among the countries looks like it will increase. "It's a way for Sweden to be able to support in military operations," says Kristofer Gattberg, a project leader for the Material Administration.

The combat ships can be hoisted aboard larger battle ships and deployed during military operations, emergencies, and terrorist or pirate threats. Depending on the situation, the ships can be used to transport people or medical supplies. Or, they can be used as a weapons system, reports news agency TT.

The ships' manufacturer says wider export is possible. Already, this model has been exported to Mexico, Malaysia, Norway and Greece for use in guarding the coast or carrying out military operations.

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