Sunday, October 19, 2014


This is coolbert:

YET once more one if by air and two if by sea.

Only a short time ago this sort of thing was the topic of a previous blog entry.

Deja vu all over again.

From the Chicago Tribune of today:

"Sweden scouring sea for foreign activity"

"STOCKHOLM - - Sweden boosted the military's presence in Stockholm's archipelago on Saturday to scour its Baltic Sea waters for 'foreign underwater activity' in a mobilization of ships, troops, and helicopters unseen since the Cold War.

"The operations comes amid increasing tension with Russia among the Nordic and Baltic states over the Ukraine crisis. In the final years of the Cold War, Swedes repeatedly hunted illegal submarines along its coasts with depth charges."

Perhaps we are again chasing sea otters?

I might think the waters of the Baltic make for poor submarine operations. Covered with ice a goodly part of the year, relatively shallow, congested, submersibles of the nuclear type not being able to take advantage of their inherent depth and speed capability. Diesel/electric boats of the special operations variety however are a different matter?



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