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Sweden restores air defense system on the island of Gotland "due to Russian threat"

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Sweden restores air defense system on the island of Gotland "due to Russian threat"

Photo of MIM-23 in Asia - for illustrative purposes



The Swedish armed forces continue to intimidate themselves with the phantom Russian threat. We will remind that earlier representatives of the military department stated the need to increase the number of "defensive exercises in connection with the threat posed by Russia in the Baltic." At the same time, some of the Swedish generals or political officials had the idea that the greatest "threat from Russia" comes from the direction of the island of Gotland.

Gotland is an island in the Baltic Sea, about a hundred kilometers east of mainland Sweden. It is home to about 50 thousand people. Since the end of the XNUMXth century, Gotland has been administratively-territorially owned by Sweden, and only at the beginning of the XNUMXth century for several weeks it formally belonged to the Russian Empire. It is noteworthy that many flattering memories of local residents have been preserved about those few weeks of the Russian military's stay in Gotland, who noted that "Russians were painted as barbarians and enemies, and it turns out that they all speak French, are very gallant and polite with the local population."

Apparently, now those memories of their ancestors in Sweden are regarded as "a threat from Russia" ...

Against this background, it became known that the Ministry of Defense of the Swedish kingdom decided to restore the air defense system on the aforementioned island. In particular, it is reported that in Gotland "an anti-aircraft missile system has been activated, which will cover the territory from the air."

We are talking about an air defense system with a launcher LU-23. In fact, this is a modification of the MIM-23 Phase III. The launcher carries up to 6 missiles and can be towed with a tractor. The air defense missile system has a retractable 8-meter mast with a radar and an infrared camera.

Representative of the Swedish Logistics Office Mikael Frizel:

Before being deployed to Gotland, the anti-aircraft missile system was tested. He is efficient.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 19 March 2021 07: 12
    +10
    The Swedes have lost their threads lately!
    For years they have been catching Russian submarines near their shores, which turned out to be farting herring, they are preparing for a war not with NATO, but with Russia as adults.
    Where is the logic?
    Where is Sweden and where is Russia? There is not even a common border.
    What the hell does Russia need this very Sweden for? Yes, in the event of a nuclear war (God forbid), they will regret even one nuclear charge.
    1. d1975
      d1975 19 March 2021 07: 21
      +2
      Yes, these countries are laying, almost all of their weapons are compatible, this is not WWII, here you can't get off with neutrality, covered up enemies, I won't be surprised that the Finns will be there yes
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 19 March 2021 07: 57
        +1
        Quote: d1975
        here you can't get off with neutrality,

        Not such a shitty neutrality. These "neutrals", while the world was bleeding during WWII, decided to take on the "heavy burden of neutrality":

        For many site visitors from the "promised land" the following fact will not be uninteresting:
    2. sheet
      sheet 19 March 2021 08: 32
      +3
      Quote: Victor_B
      For years they have been catching Russian submarines near their shores, which turned out to be farting herring, they are preparing for a war not with NATO, but with Russia as adults.
      Where is the logic?

      It is correct to ask - where is the money? The search for the first buoy, that is, the Russian submarine, took 20 million crowns.
      https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underrättelseoperationen_i_Stockholms_skärgård_2014
      But in general, these Gotlandic perturbations are needed only to maintain the image of aggressive Russia and someone's wallet. Russia is not covered in a positive way at all. Positive comments on the web are deleted (democracy is lol ).
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 19 March 2021 09: 04
      0
      Quote: Victor_B
      The Swedes have lost their threads lately!
      For years they have been catching Russian submarines near their shores, which turned out to be farting herring, they are preparing for a war not with NATO, but with Russia as adults.
      Where is the logic?
      Where is Sweden and where is Russia? There is not even a common border.
      What the hell does Russia need this very Sweden for? Yes, in the event of a nuclear war (God forbid), they will regret even one nuclear charge.

      The logic is that you need to buy this weapon. Build barracks for personnel, organize posts, equip with locators and security.
      All this is money!
      I personally would not be surprised that, for example, (Northrop Corporation) buys entire pages in the Swedish media, orders research, forms the opinion of an expert society, and so on ................. it pays off very quickly
    4. venik
      venik 19 March 2021 10: 52
      -1
      Quote: Victor_B
      What the hell does Russia need this very Sweden for? Yes, in the event of a nuclear war (God forbid), they will regret even one nuclear charge.

      ========
      Inspired ..... a "bearded" anecdote from Soviet times:
      Strategic Missile Forces barracks, night ..... An angry major bursts in:
      - What infection did you press the button?
      - Daytime: Comrade Major - everyone is asleep!
      - Major: I ask WHO pressed the button? Just a rocket went!
      - Daytime: No one could, Comrade Major - everyone is asleep! Take a look yourself!
      The major looked into the sleeping room, counted the sleeping ... Hmmm, it seems like everyone is really asleep .... Well, okay! Fig with her, with this Holland, we'll figure it out tomorrow!

      lol
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 19 March 2021 07: 17
    +3
    Before being deployed to Gotland, the anti-aircraft missile system was tested. He is efficient.
    Hurrah! 50 years for lunch, but he's still in the ranks! This is not a T-72, you have to understand here!
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 March 2021 07: 29
    +4
    They promptly deploy it. The decision was made already in 2019, hot Swedish guys. 15 -20 km in range and 15 km in height, the affected area. Development of 2000, modernization of an American 60 70 years. In a word, entertainment for Swedish pensioners on Gotland.
    1. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 19 March 2021 08: 08
      +1
      Development of 2000, modernization of the American 60 70 years.

      On the contrary, the development of the 60s, the modernization of the XNUMXs. But it does not change the essence, they freed the warehouses from antiques.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 19 March 2021 09: 00
      +1
      Leave them at least to train their muscles: assembled-put, disassembled-and into the trench, and so that the time is according to the standards. But in real life, the position is not protected and the arrival of one Iskander prepares the land for forest plantations.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 March 2021 09: 04
        +2
        A Swedish pensioner walking by with his Anna: look, I served on this in the 60s, we both turn out to be so ancient!
        1. venik
          venik 19 March 2021 10: 58
          +1
          Quote: tralflot1832
          A Swedish pensioner walking by with his Anna: look, I served on this in the 60s, we both turn out to be so ancient!

          =========
          good This is how jokes are born! drinks
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 19 March 2021 11: 13
            +1
            It's a pity I'm not in Kozhugetovich's advisors, I would have got drunk, but the Swedes would have sniffed the C300 from the landfill, well, there is nothing that he would shoot every other time and then at his own. But no matter what kind of fireworks there was. The Swedish pennies would be happy in Gotland. Why do we need Gotland I don’t understand them. hi I'm on a release, so you can. drinks
            1. venik
              venik 19 March 2021 11: 37
              +2
              Quote: tralflot1832
              .Why do we need Gotland? I don’t understand them. hi

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              I don’t understand them either! Well, they want to "defend" .... Let them "defend"! From this to us, it is not hot and not cold (money will be spent in one place, Swedish!
              And in general: they say - psychos have exacerbations twice a year ..... Hot Swedish guys have an obvious "brake" they (judging by history) have "exacerbations" once every 100 - 200 years (but on the other hand - massively! ).
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              Quote: tralflot1832
              hi I'm here, so you can. drinks

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              I am so generally retired! So that at least every day you can - drinks (unless of course the pension is enough!) lol hi
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 19 March 2021 11: 49
                +1
                I am there too, but I haven’t prepared my shift yet. drinks
                1. venik
                  venik 19 March 2021 15: 02
                  0
                  Quote: tralflot1832
                  I am there too, but I haven’t prepared my shift yet. drinks

                  =======
                  Well, then - let’s shudder! (Come on for you! Come on for us! And for the landing and for the special forces!) drinks hi soldier
                  1. tralflot1832
                    tralflot1832 19 March 2021 15: 07
                    +1
                    Always ready, for you and the special forces and for communication. soldier drinks
                    1. venik
                      venik 19 March 2021 15: 13
                      +1
                      Quote: tralflot1832
                      Always ready, for you and special forces and for communication. soldier

                      ========
                      Eh, are you out of touch, Andrei? belay "Who walks in the rain and mud? ..." drinks
                      1. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 19 March 2021 15: 24
                        +1
                        81 83 urgent, GSVG. And so I caught fish in the seas and oceans, I froze the fish. drinks
                      2. venik
                        venik 19 March 2021 15: 47
                        0
                        Quote: tralflot1832
                        81 83 urgent, GSVG. And so I caught fish in the seas and oceans, I froze the fish. drinks

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                        A-f-f-shit! belay And I - from 82 - time ... It's funny, but first in the Union, and then in the hot water supply. And he also wore black buttonholes with a "spider" (although not quite a "connection") ....
                        Happens! drinks
                      3. tralflot1832
                        tralflot1832 19 March 2021 15: 54
                        +1
                        27th Guards MSD Omsko Novobugskaya Order of Kutuzov, Halle, separate Guards Battalion, communications. drinks
  • Moonsund
    Moonsund 19 March 2021 07: 33
    0
    A planned, collective hysteria must necessarily be supported by all macroscopic states. Latvia, Estonia and these .. How are they ... Lord! Yes, help comrades! I forgot! Switzerland?! Ay, I'll go look in the dictionary, I won't find it on the map already. AND! Here! Sweden!
  • rocket757
    rocket757 19 March 2021 07: 48
    0
    Okay, they'll pop and ... until next time. This bz will last a long time / forever.
  • Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 19 March 2021 08: 05
    0
    Yes, it’s time for them to aim at space, because our astronauts can throw something from there. It is good if it is soft, but if it is hard.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 19 March 2021 09: 02
      0
      And it is cold upstairs, it will harden while it flies ... laughing
  • Esaul
    Esaul 19 March 2021 09: 30
    -2
    Iskander from Kaliningrad reaches there without any problems, so it's just a bunch in the air
  • Irek
    Irek 19 March 2021 10: 10
    -1
    In vain Stalin believed the Swedes Gotland.
    1. venik
      venik 19 March 2021 11: 13
      0
      Quote: Irek
      In vain Stalin believed the Swedes Gotland.

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      And where does Stalin have to do with it ?? belay Russian troops stayed in Gotland for only a few weeks from April 22 to May 17, 1808! And they were commanded not by Generalissimo Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, but by Admiral Admiral Nikolai Andreevich Bodisko. So that all claims are against him!
      laughing
  • iouris
    iouris 19 March 2021 11: 11
    0
    It is high time for the Swedes to openly show what is aimed at them because of their policies.
  • Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 19 March 2021 11: 15
    0
    "The anti-aircraft missile system has been tested before being deployed to Gotland. It is operational."
    It should be understood that the complex has not yet collapsed from rust and is capable, at the very least, of launching its ancient rockets?
  • Hermann
    Hermann 19 March 2021 14: 15
    -1
    In the article, in my opinion, a mistake, the Swedes in Gotland planned to deploy the RBS-23 air defense system and not the MIM-23.
  • NF68
    NF68 19 March 2021 15: 37
    -1
    A frightened crow is afraid of its own shadow. So it is here.