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    Muskö naval base is a Swedish underground naval facility on the island of Muskö just south of Stockholm in Haninge Municipality (Haninge Komun).

    The construction of the base started in 1950 and was completed 19 years later in 1969. During the construction about 1.5 million tons of rock was removed. It has 3 docks, originally designed for destroyers and submarines. The underground base itself has an area of several km²[citation needed] and is connected by 20 km (12 mi) of underground roads. A 3 km (1.9 mi) long, dangerously narrow road tunnel running some 70 metres (230 ft) under the sea level connects the mainland and Muskö island.

    During the Cold war the underground facility was kept highly secret and not much information about it was known to the public.[2] In 2004 the Swedish government decided that the navy should be concentrated to one base only, the Karlskrona naval base, and much of the Muskö base was closed. Today some parts of the facility is still used by the military. The underground shipyards are operated by Kockums AB[3] and Muskövarvet AB.

    One of the Swedish submarine incidents in October, 1982, took place at Muskö naval base.
    A survey carried out in 2000, concluded that sedimentation in the tunnels leading to docks contained PCBs, organotin compounds and heavy metals, mainly mercury and copper.

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    Most Swedish military facilities were developed keeping a Soviet invasion in mind. The idea behind Swedish doctrine was to ensure that even if they do get eventually overrun by the massive Soviet forces, they'd be able to cause heavy losses to Soviet ranks both in Army and Navy as well as air force. During 70s-80s Swedes maintained the 4th largest air force on earth--something which we do now.

    I have feeling that if we are able to study this military base of Swedish Navy properly, we might be able to get the hang of what PLAN's underground submarine facilities are existing in Hainan island offcoast China.

    Sweden might seem like a quiet country but it is a serious military power in northern Europe which is bogged down by its suicidal politically correct Leftist governments.
     
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