Friday, February 6, 2009

Sweden joins Op 'Atalanta' as pirate attacks continue

The Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) is to dispatch its two Stockholm-class corvettes and a support ship to join EU NAVFOR Somalia's Operation 'Atalanta' counter-piracy mission. The corvettes HMS Stockholm and HMS Malmö , the 2,140-ton auxiliary HMS Trossö , and 150 personnel are preparing to deploy in April or May for a period of four months, a spokesman for Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors told Jane's on 4 February

[first posted to - 05 February 2009]

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