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With the reunification of most of Sweden and its' relative preeminence in Scandinavia and Northern Europe following the collapse of Germany, the Swedish Armed Forces' High Command, which had already set forth a series of strategic directives, united the efforts of improving Sweden's armed forces under one overarching strategy, known as Operation Northern Storm or [i]Norra Storm[/i]. With the continued training of the ground forces, including special operations forces, under the guise of Operation Sickle Cut or [i]Sichelschnitt[/i], the development of an exclusive military zone in southern Sweden would be undertaken. Residents in Blekinge County would be given the option to continue inhabiting the county, but would have to do so with the knowledge that they were under the authority of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Blekinge County, home to the large Swedish naval installation at Karlskrona, would also play host to additional air and naval installations, as well as early warning radar stations, and a new ground forces base, which was to be quartered north of the town of Ronneby. The residents of Blekinge County had narrowly passed a referendum that allowed the change, most of them being from old military families themselves and having affiliations with the naval service branch. Approved only recently by the Swedish [i]riksdag[/i], the military zone would allow the Swedish Armed Forces to enforce martial law over the County when [i]situations dictated that such enforcement of the military justice code was paramount[/i], as well as claim eminent domain over civilian property.

Any civilian resettlement would be paid for through the Swedish Armed Forces' defense budget, and was given a high priority and citizens who chose to leave the County would be given substantial sums of money, as well as job assistance once resettled. In a deal with Saab and Volvo, as well as a number of other corporations, citizens who could provide educational or trade credentials who resettled would be given the highest priority for employment. Blekinge County's landscape was going to change forever with this defense development, which was transforming many areas around the nation. Old mothballed military facilities were being refurbished and brought anew once again by the efforts of civilian contractors, which was providing an extensive boost to the civilian infrastructure contracting companies.

Signals intercept facilities, as well as early warning installations were being constructed along the entire coastline of Sweden, which, with the help of secret technical assistance provided by the United Federation of the East, would provide an efficient, compartmentalizing-capable over-the-horizon radar system coverage. Using mixed early warning sensor technology, much of it being produced by electronics giant Ericsson, different-frequency radar, active electronic scanned arrays, high-resolution infrared forward-looking cameras, and other equipment were installed at various locations. Given Sweden's geographic location, military air bases would be concentrated relatively to the interior of the nation, the new air bases, anyways, and would be concentrated farther to the south. A total of sixteen new bases alone, of varying sizes, were being built to the south of the order Swedish-Nordheim border, while at least seven new bases would be concentrated to the north to provide coverage for Northern Sweden. If history was any inkling to Sweden, the threat to Sweden's national security would come from Central or Eastern Europe.

Naval facilities, of varying sizes were also being constructed along the Swedish coastline, from local security patrol boat stations, to relatively well-camouflaged submarine pens for Sweden's versatile diesel submarine fleet, to large fleet facilities being refurbished at Gothenberg, Falkenberg, Malmo, Karlskrona, Stockholm, Umea, and Lulea. Naval aviation facilities, providing homes for Sweden's maritime patrol and strike aircraft, would be refurbished along the coastline as well, providing substantial basing for the Fleet's Air Arm. These facilities, given the size of the maritime air services requirement, would tend to be on the smaller size, but would be more numerous along the coastline, with most being single strip facilities with a limited capacity of aircraft.

Extensive planning had also gone into the pre-positioning of Sweden's ground forces, which acted on the concept of mobile elastic defenses, rather then fixed defenses when it came to the national defense of the homeland. Positioning of the right forces at the right locations was critical in this endeavor, providing the units with enough firepower and manpower to match their assignments and responsibilities in the event of an invasion of Sweden. The bulk of Sweden's Army would be stationed in the South-Central portion of the nation, with plans for thirty of the army's planned forty-five brigades to be headquartered in the South, with five fast-reaction brigades of mechanized infantry, and one brigade of armor providing support for Sweden's northern fifteen brigades, stationed at various locales in the north of Sweden. All of these elements, ground, air, and naval forces, would answer to Sweden's Joint Home Services Command in Fornboda, north of Stockholm, as well as their regional commands, which were assigned at the county-level. In addition to Sweden's forty five brigades of various sizes, a total of seven coastal defense brigades would be assigned at various points along the Swedish coastline, to provide a primary defense force of mobile infantry, artillery, anti-aircraft weaponry, as well as land-based maritime strike missiles of various sizes.

As the overall defense strategy of [i]Norra Storm[/i] came to bloom, it was quickly becoming an intricate plan to ensure the integrity of Sweden's borders and the survival of the Swedish state against foreign intrusion...

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In an effort to redefine the parameters of the Swedish Army, a standardization of Swedish Brigades was agreed upon early on amongst the strategists and operational planners for the Swedish Army. The standard unit of the Swedish Army would be the brigade "battle group", which was an enlarged formation, and numbered as much as many divisions did in other contemporary armies. The brigade "battle group" consisted of three regiments, plus one battalion of supporting artillery, and also included intrinsic units such as supply, command and control, and standard medical evacuation units. Numbering as much as twelve thousand men in total, the Swedish brigade "battle group" was considered to the equivalent of a division, which eliminated any divisional command levels in the Swedish military, commanded by a Brigadier or Major General, the Swedish brigade was a unit with enough firepower and manpower to match most divisions of other nations.

Standard infantry brigades would consist of three regiments, all provided with motorized transport when feasible, which allowed for the Swedish Army to maintain mobility and respond to changing battlefield conditions quickly and efficiently. Each "line infantry" regiment consists of four battalions, each with five companies of two-hundred soldiers each. Each battalion would be assigned its own combat engineer forces, able to provide demolition and heavy assault equipment for various missions or assignments. Along with its own intrinsic combat engineer force, companies were issued anti-tank missile launchers, lightweight 81mm mortars, as well as a respectable amount of machineguns, both light and heavy, as well as man-portable surface-to-air missile launching systems. Standard airborne forces would be issued similar numbers of troopers, while receiving generally lighter equipment, while mechanized infantry brigades and their regiments would receive armored personnel carriers (Patria AMVs - various configurations) and infantry fighting vehicles (CV90 - various configurations) at the platoon level. Also issued at the company level is a platoon of three AMX 10 RC wheeled armored cars to provide reconnaissance and heavy direct-fire support.

Armored brigades would be made up of three regiments, two armored regiments, along with a standard mechanized infantry regiment for infantry support. Armored regiments would be issued a nominal strength of one-hundred and twenty tanks (Leopard 2S9 - updated composite armor, 120mm ETC main gun, LIC upgrades), which would be divided into four battalions of thirty tanks each. Battalions of armor nominally have three companies of ten tanks each, along with company of armored cavalry, consisting of infantry fighting vehicles (CV90 - various configurations), and one hundred ground troops. Air cavalry brigades, following along the standard lines of three-regiment units, will consist of nine-thousand ground troops, organized between three battalions at the regimental level. Attached at the regimental level will be a fourth battalion, exclusively made up of SAH-80C [i]Járngreipr[/i] heavy attack helicopters. Various transport helicopters, including SUH-101 and SUH-60 Medium Utility Helicopters, SCH-53K and SCH-47 Heavy Utility Helicopters, as well as SLH-6 light observation helicopters are available for various mission requirements at the regimental level for ground forces.

Brigade-attached artillery forces augment regimental artillery batteries, which are issued a standard of six light howitzers, either towed (M119 105mm Howitzer) or self-propelled (FV433 Self-Propelled 105mm Howitzer), and provide extra firepower when needed for the entire brigade. Artillery battalions at the brigade level consist of five batteries of five guns each, generally brigade-level artillery battalions are assigned with 155mm caliber weaponry, either self-propelled (SG6 Self-Propelled 155mm Howitzer) or towed (M777 155mm Howitzer), or a mix of the two. Artillery regiments are generally assigned to corps-level formations, but can be detached to work at brigade level, and usually consist of four battalions of five batteries each. Typically the artillery regiment at the corps level will have at least one battalion containing truck-mounted M136 saturation rocket systems, which can be detached at the battery level to brigades to give heavy saturation fire. Every "line", "airborne", or "air cavalry" battalion has an attached company of twelve 81mm Mortars to make up for the lack of direct fire support afforded to mechanized formations with the use of the AMX 10 RC.

Anti-aircraft regiments are typically attached at the Corps level, but their battalions and batteries can be detached, and usually are detached to support various brigades within the Corps. Anti-aircraft brigades comprise four battalions of five batteries each, and like artillery regiments, are usually used to supplement anti-aircraft units already existing at the battalion headquarters company of most existing infantry and armored units. Anti-aircraft weaponry varies from battery to battery, but each battery is guaranteed to contain two M87 SPAA systens and three Patria AMVs with an air defense configuration for anti-missile and short-range air defense. SASAMS short-to-medium range systems are also available to the anti-aircraft regiments, which can use a variety of missiles, many adopted from their air-to-air configuration for surface-to-air launch. Also available are units of S-500 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, which are not assigned below the anti-aircraft regiment level. Each battalion in [i]most[/i] infantry or armor has their own intrinsic SASAMS, M87 SPAA, and Patria AMV-AD systems, whereas systems like the S-500 and S-400 are theater defense systems, but can be detached for duty with various formations.

Marine Expeditionary Units are an anomaly in the Swedish Armed Forces, as they usually operate individually and are smaller then typical Swedish line formations. Marine Expeditionary units typically comprise three battalions of five-hundred men each, and also are assigned their own organic tank battalions (thirty tanks), an artillery battalion, anti-aircraft battery, along with their own support unit. Mechanized and amphibious assault capabilities are provided by the AAVP-7, EFV, and Patria AMV systems. The Marine unit, as a smaller force, is generally considered to be an elite unit by Swedish standards, and they are generally used as shock forces outside of an amphibious environment, due to their proven tenacity.

[size="4"][b]Swedish Army - Current Order of Battle[/b][/size]

[b]I Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] [i]Kronoberg[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Norbotten[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] [i]Uppland[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] Life Brigade of Hussars (Armored)
[*] [i]Varmland[/i] Ranger Brigade (Airborne Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Svea[/i]
[*] 101st Sustainment Brigade
[*] 201st Anti-Aircraft Regiment
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[b]II Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] [i]Orebro[/i] Brigade (Air Cavalry)
[*] [i]Skaraborg[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Vasterbotten[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Bohuslan[/i] Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Jonkoping[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Norrlands[/i]
[*] 102nd Sustainment Brigade
[*] 202nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]III Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] Life Guard Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Halsingland[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] [i]Ostergotland[/i] Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Smaland[/i] Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Viborg[/i] Brigade (Air Cavalry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Wendes[/i]
[*] 103rd Sustainment Brigade
[*] 203rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]IV Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] [i]Narke-Varmland[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Kalmar[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Alvsborg[/i] Brigade (Airborne Infantry)
[*] [i]Blekinge[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Life Brigade of Dragoons (Air Cavalry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Upplands[/i]
[*] 104th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 204th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]V Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] Northern [i]Scania[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Southern [i]Scania[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] [i]Norrland[/i] Dragoon Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Scanian[/i] Hussars Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Stenbock's Dragoon Brigade (Air Cavalry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Smaland[/i]
[*] 105th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 205th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]VI Corps - Joint Special Operations Command[/b]

[list]
[*] Special Reconnaissance Group - SIG (Tier-1 SOF)
[*] Special Protection Group - SSG (Tier-1 SOF)
[*] Battalion 1120 (Tier-1 SOF)
[*] Battalion 917 (Tier-1 SOF)
[*] Battalion 1116 (Tier-1 SOF - Domestic Counterterrorism/Homeland Special Response)
[*] [i]Lappland[/i] Ranger Brigade (Tier-2 SOF/Airborne Infantry)
[*] Coastal Rangers Regiment (Tier-1 SOF - Riverine Duties & Maritime/Amphibious Warfare Operations)
[*] [i]Jamtland[/i] Ranger Brigade (Tier-2 SOF/Airborne Infantry)
[*] Life Guard Grenadiers Brigade (Tier-2 SOF/Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Norrbotten[/i]
[*] 106th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 206th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[*] 556th Incident Response Brigade (CBRN Response Unit/Counterterrorism/Homeland Special Response)
[/list]

[b]VII Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] [i]Karlskrona[/i] Grenadier Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] [i]Scania[/i] Rangers Brigade (Airborne Infantry)
[*] [i]Goteborg[/i] Rangers Brigade (Airborne Infantry)
[*] [i]Scanian[/i] Dragoons Brigade (Air Cavalry)
[*] [i]Gotland[/i] Brigade (Line Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Karlsborgs[/i]
[*] 107th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 207th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]VIII Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] North [i]Halland[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] South [i]Halland[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] [i]Scanian[/i] Light Horse Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Aaland[/i] Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Uppland[/i]
[*] 108th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 208th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]IX Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] [i]Darlarna[/i] Dragoon Brigade (Armored)
[*] North [i]Uppland[/i] Hussars Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] South [i]Uppland[/i] Hussars Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Varmland[/i]
[*] 109th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 209th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[/list]

[b]Amphibious Corps[/b]

[list]
[*] 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Jormungand[/i] Regiment)
[*] 2nd Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Leviathan[/i] Regiment)
[*] 3rd Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Vattern[/i] Regiment)
[*] 4th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Vanern[/i] Regiment)
[*] 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Vritra[/i] Regiment)
[*] 6th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Nidhogg[/i] Regiment)
[*] 7th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Aaland[/i] Regiment)
[*] 8th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Bothnia[/i] Regiment)
[*] 9th Marine Expeditionary Unit ([i]Gotland[/i] Regiment)
[*] Amphibious Support Brigade
[/list]

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In addition to the structuring of the Swedish Army Brigades, the Swedish Home Army, consisting of an all-reserve force with limited active duty officers and technical staff, has been organized into seven coastal defense brigades and four frontier defense brigades. The Swedish coastline and northern borders has often been seen as the frontier from which Sweden is most vulnerable, and given its' extensive coastline, that assumption is most likely true.

The coastal defense brigades are considered to be second-line forces, built more for garrison and security missions, rather then front-line defense, but are well-trained in beachhead defense, anti-amphibious warfare tactics, and air defense warfare. The structure of the coastal defense brigade is as follows; two regiments of motorized infantry form the core combat element of the brigade. These infantry units are backed up by a battalion of land-based anti-ship missiles and anti-ship ballistic missiles, organized into six batteries. Further support for the brigade is provided by a battalion of mechanized infantry, as well as a battalion of heavy infantry weapons, including extra mortars, automatic weapons, man-portable anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems. Additionally a battalion of artillery and anti-aircraft weaponry is also provided to the brigade.

Members of the coastal defense brigades typically train for one full month out of the year, as well as participating in bi-weekly drills. Full time support staff from the regular forces maintains equipment and readiness standards for the rest of the unit, and also manage training scenarios. As each brigade is assigned a section of coastline on which they are required to operate, all members of the coastal defense brigades are familiarized with their coastlines, many being outdoor enthusiasts, or are involved in employment in their regions. All brigades are expected to be fully operational within twenty-four hours, with some units able to begin combat operations in six hours or even less in some cases.

Frontier defense brigades are typically comprised of three second-line infantry regiments, which typically comprise personnel experienced in Arctic or mountainous climates, mostly recruited from the Norrland region. The frontier defense brigades typically are augmented with all the same formations and support forces that are granted to the coastal brigades, aside from anti-ship missile batteries, and are typically assigned a second artillery battalion instead. Frontier brigades typically operate in the Norrland region, providing patrol duties and border security missions in conjunction with the Swedish National Police Customs and Borders Division. Frontier defense brigades are assigned a squadron of attack helicopters (twelve helicopters), as well as a battalion (thirty) helicopters of various models and utilities.

[size="4"][b]Swedish Home Army - Current Order of Battle[/b][/size]

[list]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Norbotten[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Medelpad[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Halsingland[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Uppland[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Smaland[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Scania[/i]
[*] Coastal Brigade [i]Halland[/i]
[*] Frontier Brigade [i]Norbotten[/i]
[*] Frontier Brigade North [i]Lappland[/i]
[*] Frontier Brigade South [i]Lappand[/i]
[*] Frontier Brigade [i]Jamtland[/i]
[*] 210th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[*] 211th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[*] 212th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Smaland[/i]
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Scania[/i]
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Lappland[/i]
[/list]

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To provide adequate maritime security of the Swedish Coastline, the Swedish Navy, once fully equipped with naval vessels, is to be divided between the Baltic and Kattegat, taking into account operational requirements for both maritime environments. Naval vessels are expected to be dispersed during peacetime, to ensure adequate maritime security coverage in support of constabulary operations. Under the event that a threat should arise, surface vessels will be grouped into surface action groups or carrier battlegroups ensure their protection against missile and aerial threats, as it is easier to coordinate and respond to anti-ship threats in such configurations.

[b][size="4"]Swedish Baltic Fleet[/size][/b]

[b]Patrol Craft/Littoral Combat Ships[/b]

[list]
[*] PL-1 [i]Norrstrom[/i]
[*] PL-3 [i]Lagan[/i]
[*] MB-1 [i]De Geer[/i]
[*] MB-2 [i]Posse[/i]
[*] MB-5 [i]Bildt[/i]
[*] MB-6 [i]Akerhielm[/i]
[*] MB-7 [i]Bostrom[/i]
[*] MB-10 [i]Lundeberg[/i]
[*] MB-11 [i]Staaff[/i]
[*] MB-12 [i]Lindman[/i]
[*] MB-15 [i]Eden[/i]
[*] LCS-1 [i]Huldra[/i]
[*] LCS-3 [i]Draugr[/i]
[*] LCS-4 [i]Erlking[/i]
[*] LCS-5 [i]Kraken[/i]
[*] LCS-6 [i]Mare[/i]
[*] LCS-9 [i]Nix[/i]
[/list]

[b]High-Endurance Warships[/b]

[list]
[*] FFG-1 [i]Stockholm[/i]
[*] FFG-4 [i]Lulea[/i]
[*] FFG-7 [i]Umea[/i]
[*] DDG-3 [i]Charles XI[/i]
[*] DDG-5 [i]Charles XIII[/i]
[*] AS-3 [i]Loki[/i]
[*] CCG-2 [i]Sodermanland[/i]
[*] CCG-4 [i]Halland[/i]
[/list]

[b]Naval Aviation/Amphibious Warfare[/b]

[list]
[*] CV-1 [i]Breitenfeld[/i]
[*] LHD-4 [i]Defiance[/i]
[*] ATD-1 [i]Storm[/i]
[*] ATD-4 [i]Cyclone[/i]
[*] ATD-5 [i]Whirlwind[/i]
[/list]

[b]Submarine Forces[/b]

[list]
[*] SS-1 [i]Torstenson[/i]
[*] SS-3 [i]Horn[/i]
[*] SS-4 [i]Baner[/i]
[*] SS-5 [i]Wrangel[/i]
[*] SS-6 [i]Konigsmarck[/i]
[*] SS-8 [i]Stenbock[/i]
[*] SS-10 [i]Rehnskiold[/i]
[*] SS-11 [i]Lewenhaupt[/i]
[*] SSN-5 [i]Saxnot[/i]
[*] SSN-6 [i]Hretha[/i]
[*] SSGN-6 [i]Velentr[/i]
[/list]

[b][size="4"]Swedish Grand Fleet[/size][/b]

[b]Patrol Craft/Littoral Combat Ships[/b]

[list]
[*] PL-2 [i]Klaralven[/i]
[*] MB-3 [i]Thyselius[/i]
[*] MB-4 [i]Temptander[/i]
[*] MB-8 [i]Von Otter[/i]
[*] MB-9 [i]Ramstedt[/i]
[*] MB-13 [i]Hammarskjold[/i]
[*] MB-14 [i]Swartz[/i]
[*] LCS-2 [i]Valravn[/i]
[*] LCS-7 [i]Helhest[/i]
[*] LCS-8 [i]Skromt[/i]
[/list]

[b]High-Endurance Warships[/b]

[list]
[*] FFG-2 [i]Gothenberg[/i]
[*] FFG-3 [i]Malmo[/i]
[*] FFG-5 [i]Uppsala[/i]
[*] FFG-6 [i]Karlsborg[/i]
[*] DDG-1 [i]Gustav II[/i]
[*] DDG-2 [i]Charles X[/i]
[*] DDG-4 [i]Charles XII[/i]
[*] DDG-6 [i]Charles XIV[/i]
[*] DDG-7 [i]Gustav V[/i]
[*] AS-1 [i]Odin[/i]
[*] AS-2 [i]Thor[/i]
[*] CCG-1 [i]Uppland[/i]
[*] CCG-3 [i]Ostergotland[/i]
[*] CCG-5 [i]Smaland[/i]
[*] CCG-6 [i]Scania[/i]
[*] CCG-7 [i]Oland[/i]
[/list]

[b]Naval Aviation/Amphibious Warfare[/b]

[list]
[*] CV-2 [i]Lutzen[/i]
[*] CV-3 [i]Narva[/i]
[*] CV-4 [i]Visby[/i]
[*] LHD-1 [i]Resolute[/i]
[*] LHD-2 [i]Resilience[/i]
[*] LHD-3 [i]Endurance[/i]
[*] ATD-2 [i]Squall[/i]
[*] ATD-3 [i]Blizzard[/i]
[*] ATD-6 [i]Hurricane[/i]
[/list]

[b]Submarine Forces[/b]

[list]
[*] SS-2 [i]Knyphausen[/i]
[*] SS-7 [i]Nieroth[/i]
[*] SS-9 [i]Roos[/i]
[*] SS-12 [i]Mazepa[/i]
[*] SSN-1 [i]Hengist[/i]
[*] SSN-2 [i]Horsa[/i]
[*] SSN-3 [i]Frigg[/i]
[*] SSN-4 [i]Beowulf[/i]
[*] SSN-7 [i]Ing[/i]
[*] SSN-8 [i]Sigmund[/i]
[*] SSN-9 [i]Ermanaric[/i]
[*] SSN-10 [i]Eostre[/i]
[*] SSBN-1 [i]Fafnir[/i]
[*] SSBN-2 [i]Jormungand[/i]
[*] SSBN-3 [i]Angrbooa[/i]
[*] SSBN-4 [i]Hel[/i]
[*] SSGN-5 [i]Einherjar[/i]
[*] SSGN-7 [i]Sigurd[/i]
[*] SSGN-8 [i]Vaettir[/i]
[/list]

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Swedish Air Force Planning Division to the Office of the Prime Minister[/b]

"Saab Aerospace has submitted its statistics for the newest domestically-produced stealth fighter, the XSAF-9 [i]Wargaz[/i], the prototypes of which are currently under protection at Saab Aerospaces' Special Projects Division, at Orebro. It is expected that the two prototypes of this fighter will be completed within the next six weeks, and domestic production could be tooled and in full production within three months of first prototype testing and allocated funding."

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[b]XSAF-9 [i]Wargaz[/i] ("Strangler") Stealth Fighter[/b]

[list]
[*] [b]Engines:[/b] 2x Saab Aerospace F-949 Turbofans with 3D Nozzle Thrust Vectoring
[*] [b]Dry Thrust:[/b] 55,000lbs
[*] [b]Afterburner Thrust:[/b] 70,000lbs
[*] [b]Empty Weight:[/b] 25,000lbs
[*] [b]Loaded Weight (Standard Configuration):[/b] 45,000lbs
[*] [b]Maximum Speed:[/b] Mach 2.5
[*] [b]Supercruise:[/b] Mach 1.9
[*] [b]Ferry Range:[/b] 3600 NMi (1000 NMi Range Increase with Conformal Fuel Tanks)
[*] [b]Combat Range:[/b] 1200 NMi (500 NMi Range Increase with Conformal Fuel Tanks, increases RCS by a slight margin)
[/list]

[b]Structure[/b]

The [i]Wargaz[/i] was a design born from the legacy of tailless and semi-tailless aircraft that emerged following the Cold War, including airframes such as the X-44 MANTA, currently being produced as the SAF-44 for the Swedish Air Force at the moment, and taking into lessons learned from testing of the McDonnell-Douglas X-36. The structure of the aircraft was designed with high speeds and low drag in mind, the low profile of the front of the aircraft being allowed due to the elimination of nose-based sensor apertures. Careful selection of composite materials during the development phase emphasized the reduction of heat friction and radar-absorbancy to enhance both the speed and stealth of the aircraft. Using twin 3D nozzle thrust vectoring, its low drag and low profile, allows the [i]Wargaz[/i] to achieve enhanced maneuverability as well give it intense rates of climb over contemporary aircraft.

Thermal identification of the aircraft is further reduced by the engines being embedded further into the aircraft then more contemporary aircraft, allowing for infrared signature detection difficult. This advantage is also built on with the implementations made around the tail and thrust-vectoring system, which has heat-absorbent materials worked into the construction which further reduces the aircraft's thermal and infrared signature. As the aircraft employs a caseless ammunition-based weapon system, that same weapon system requires some cooling in order to ensure its ammunition package is kept at a fairly consistent temperature. Intuitively, designers of the [i]Wargaz[/i] placed the weapon's ammunition feed systems close to the aircrafts' engine, allowing for the cooling system to play a part in reducing the aircrafts' overall thermal signature.

[b]Sensors[/b]

One of the reasons for the lower profile of the [i]Wargaz[/i] is the elimination of the nose-cone sensor array, which has been replaced by photonics throughout the entire aircraft, including fly-by-light controls. The use of photonics also eliminates weight across the entire aircraft, as it negates the need for wired-based systems, which are more adversely effected by direct energy weapon attacks. Using the photonics system, the aircraft can transmit data at insane rates across the entire aircraft, using nano-processing systems which are embedded throughout the entire aircraft, making the entire fuselage part of the sensor system. Given the use of photonics, the aircraft can concentrate its systems into a three-hundred-and-sixty degree coverage for providing synthetic aperture radar as well as frequency-hopping low-probability of intercept radar, along with passive and active electronic scanned array features. The aircraft is also equipped with built-in infrared detection modules and high-resolution electro-optical visual aids for target identification.

Sensor processing is collected in an intuitive and timely manner and provided to an advanced helmet-mounted display system upgraded from a similar model employed with the F-35 series of aircraft. This gives the pilot an organized three-hundred-and-sixty degree situational awareness picture of the combat environment he or she has flown into, and the sensor system categorizes and develops a tactical situation that allows for the pilot to know which threats are most pressing to the aircraft's survival. Using secure data uplinks, the aircraft can transmit data to other aircraft or command and control assets to give operational commanders the same battlefield and situational awareness pictures that are being seen by the [i]Wargaz[/i].

Using these photonic systems, the aircraft can also concentrate its radar power into performing cyber attacks on enemy systems, as well as jamming an opponents' data systems and engaging on electronic attack missions. The aircraft is also equipped with chaff and flares as standard final countermeasures for inbound missile threats.

[b]Weapon Systems[/b]

All weapons systems on the [i]Wargaz[/i] are internalized, the two internal weapons bays of the aircraft, between them, contain six standard hardpoints, which can be used to carry tandem short-range missiles or light ground attack munitions. There is also a further short-range air-to-air missile weapons bay above the length of each wingroot. The standard hardpoints in the internal weapons bays have universal weapons release mechanisms and controls, and the aircraft can be fitted to use different types of missiles, and control them, so long as they fit in the internal weapons bay, which can contribute greatly when working in cooperative military environments.

The [i]Wargaz[/i] is also outfitted with a Husqvarna AB HQCC30 30mm Autocannon, which is fitted for caseless ammunition. The advantages to this system allow for the aircraft to carry more ammunition, as caseless ammunition is lighter. Caseless ammunition also provides for higher cyclic rates and stability while increasing the probability of target hits at longer ranges. The aircraft, as mentioned before, integrates this autocannon into the system by also using the cooling system for the ammunition to also play a role in reducing the thermal and infrared signature of the aircraft overall.

The [i]Wargaz[/i] remains the only domestically-produced aircraft of Sweden which employs a microwave emitter weapon, which can be used to fry circuitry of other aircraft, as well as perform suppression attacks on inbound missile systems, serving both an offensive and defensive purpose.

[b]Weapons Overview[/b]

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[*] HQCC30 30mm Autocannon (Caseless)
[*] Ericsson Microwave Emitter Weapon
[*] Two Main Internal Weapons Bays (3 Hardpoints Each)
[*] Two Secondary Internal Weapons Bays (1 Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile Each)
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[b]To: Swedish Defense Ministry
From: Gulf Federation Military Quartermaster Command[/b]

We are contacting you in relation to purchasing One Hundred and Eighty JAS-39D Gripen Multi-role Fighters, plus a manufacturing licence on behalf of Gulf Federation Systems to build any more in the future. We will pay any price.

Regards,

Major Sally Jackson,
Commanding Officer of Gulf Federation Military Quartermaster Command

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[quote][b]To:[/b] Gulf Federation Quartermaster Command
[b]From:[/b] Office of the Minister of Defense

As the official liaison office for Saab Aerospace, as it is a defense contractor, the Swedish Ministry of Defense can guarantee the current price of the JAS 39 [i]Gripen[/i] set at 243 Million Krona (40 Million USD), given the large order that you wish Saab Aerospace to fulfill, we are willing to slash that price to 190 Million Krona per aircraft. As long as this is an acceptable price for your nation, we would be glad to organize the transaction of aircraft to your nation.

Given that this is such a large contract, Saab Aerospace generally pays for the shipping of the aircraft, as a gesture of thanks for giving contracts to one of Europe's foremost aviation firms. The first shipment of thirty aircraft from existing stocks can be arranged to arrive within the next fortnight, if the deal is arranged within a timely fashion, and the entirety of the order can be fulfilled from limited production runs within the next eight months.

[i]Best Regards,

Theo Nyquist
Swedish Minister of Defense[/i][/quote]

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[b]To: Swedish Office of the Minister of Defense
From: Gulf Federation Quartermaster Command[/b]

The offered price of 190 Million Krona per aircraft is acceptable to us. We thank you for allowing us to do business with you and we hope that we trade again in the future.

We would like to ask that Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana be the delivery destination for the aircraft if that is possible.

Regards,

Major Sally Jackson,
Commanding Officer of Gulf Federation Military Quartermaster Command

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[b]From:[/b] Office of the Minister of Defense

Excellent, we will be able to deliver these aircraft to Barksdale Air Force Base via a cross-Atlantic ferry service using tanker aircraft. We suggest that your nation coordinate these efforts so that the aircraft are assured fuel in the long ferry flight.

[i]Best Regards,

Theo Nyquist
Swedish Minister of Defense[/i][/quote]

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[b]To: Swedish Office of the Minister of Defense
From: Gulf Federation Quartermaster Command[/b]

We will await the deliveries. The Gulf Federation Air Force will provide KC-135R "Stratotanker" Air to Air Tanker Aircraft at our end to fuel them for the approach to Barksdale Air Force Base. We will also provide an aircraft to send the pilots home to Sweden once they have landed.

Regards,

Major Sally Jackson,
Commanding Officer of Gulf Federation Military Quartermaster Command

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In the interests of maintaining combat effectiveness over the skies of our country, and wherever our nation is involved in aerial campaigns, whether they be against foreign aircraft or in support of our own troops, the Swedish Air Force has been reorganized to fit today's modern combat formations. Command and control of squadrons will be given on a "group" basis, which is effectively five squadrons put together into one large wing of aircraft. All aircraft groups are afforded their own command and control, maintenance, rearmament, and security personnel. As squadrons of aircraft will continue to exist, groups will tend to operate out of multiple air bases at once, which are geographically close to one another. The groups of aircraft will be as follows.

As Sweden uses multiple fighter aircraft, some fighter groups will have mixed compositions to equally spread out more advanced models of aircraft. Most SAF-44 aircraft are expected to be replaced by the [i]Wargaz[/i] Stealth Fighter, which is under development/testing phase at this moment. A number of B-1R-equipped groups are expected to be replaced by SAB-101 [i]Dragon[/i] Strategic Bombers when the latter is fully developed and ready for combat operations. All Swedish Navy FAA squadrons/groups are armed with the NSAF-68 [i]Mjolnir[/i] Multirole Stealth Fighter, which is well-suited for CATOBAR operations. The pilots of the Special Warfare Group, usually known just as "Group 66", are trained on multiple airframes, large and small, as well as rotary aircraft, the Special Warfare Group usually borrows mission-specific aircraft to fit their needs, and are normally used for ground support of special forces, as well as regular forces, they are also proficient in air-to-air combat, and are sometimes utilized in that role, as well.

[b]Fighter Groups[/b]

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[*] 1st Fighter [i]Beowulf[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAF-1 [i]Ukonvasara[/i] Stealth Fighters, 4 Squadrons - SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 2nd Fighter [i]Fenrir[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAF-1 [i]Ukonvasara[/i] Stealth Fighters, 4 Squadrons - SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 3rd Fighter [i]Odin[/i] Group (SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 4th Fighter [i]Thor[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAF-1 [i]Ukonvasara[/i] Stealth Fighters, 4 Squadrons - SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 5th Fighter [i]Loki[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAF-1 [i]Ukonvasara[/i] Stealth Fighters, 4 Squadrons - SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 6th Fighter [i]Werewolves[/i] Group (SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 7th Fighter [i]Nachtkrapp[/i] Group (SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 8th Fighter [i]Hellhounds[/i] Group (SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
[*] 9th Fighter [i]Valravn[/i] Group (SAF-15SE [i]Skoll[/i] Block II Fighters)
[*] 10th Fighter [i]Hræsvelgr[/i] Group (SAF-44 [i]Gungnir[/i] Block II Stealth MANTA Fighters)
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[b]Tactical/Special Warfare Groups[/b]

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[*] 1st Tactical [i]Thunder[/i] Group (2 Squadrons - SAU-47C Autonomous Attack Drones, 3 Squadrons - SAFB-22 [i]Járngreipr[/i] Block II Stealth Tactical Strike Aircraft)
[*] 2nd Tactical [i]Hammer[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAU-47C Autonomous Attack Drones, 4 Squadrons - SAFB-22 [i]Járngreipr[/i] Block II Stealth Tactical Strike Aircraft)
[*] 3rd Tactical [i]Battleaxe[/i] Group (1 Squadron - SAU-47C Autonomous Attack Drones, 4 Squadrons - SAFB-22 [i]Járngreipr[/i] Block II Stealth Tactical Strike Aircraft)
[*] 66th Special Warfare [i]Devil's Omen[/i] Group (SAT-400GS Heavy Tactical Gunship Aircraft/SAFB-22 [i]Járngreipr[/i]/SAF-1 [i]Ukonvasara[/i]/Et Cetera)
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[b]Strategic Bombardment Groups[/b]

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[*] 1st Strategic Bombardment [i]Devil's Own[/i] Group (SAB-1R [i]Lancer[/i] Regional Strike Aircraft)
[*] 2nd Strategic Bombardment [i]Deuces Wild[/i] Group (SAB-1R [i]Lancer[/i] Regional Strike Aircraft)
[*] 3rd Strategic Bombardment [i]The Stranglers[/i] Group (SAB-1R [i]Lancer[/i] Regional Strike Aircraft)
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[b]Swedish Navy - Fleet Air Arm[/b]

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[*] [i]Breitenfeld[/i] Air Group (NAS 1 [i]Seawolves[/i], NAS 6 [i]Buccaneers[/i], and NAS 8 [i]Odin's Hammer[/i])
[*] [i]Lutzen[/i] Air Group (NAS 2 [i]Sealions[/i], NAS 5 [i]Harpoons[/i], NAS 9 [i]Scania's Finest[/i])
[*] [i]Narva[/i] Air Group (NAS 3 [i]Seacats[/i], NAS 7 [i]Whalers[/i], NAS 12 [i]Blackcats[/i])
[*] [i]Visby[/i] Air Group (NAS 4 [i]Marlins[/i], NAS 10 [i]Cyclones[/i], NAS 11 [i]Royal Flush[/i])
[*] Maritime Strike Group (NAS 13 [i]Lions of the North[/i], NAS 14 [i]Typhoons[/i], NAS 15 [i]Northern Storm[/i])
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[b]Swedish Auxiliary Air Force[/b]

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[*] 101st, 105th, 109th, 145th, 151st, 163rd, 189th, and 192nd Strategic Airlift Groups (SAT-17 [i]Globemaster[/i] Strategic Airlift Transport Aircraft)
[*] 194th Strategic Airlift Group (SAT-225 Heavy Strategic Airlift Transport Aircraft)
[*] 202nd, 207th, 208th, 210th, 211th, 224th, 239th, 245th, 269th, 273rd, and 284th Tactical Transport Groups (SAT-400 Heavy Tactical Transport Aircraft)
[*] 25th Special Transport Squadron (VIP/Dignitary Transport - Various Luxury/Small Aircraft)
[*] 309th Air-to-Air Refueling Group (SAT-400R Light Air-to-Air Refueling Aircraft)
[*] 301st and 339th Air-to Air Refueling Groups (SAR-330 Medium Air-to-Air Refueling Aircraft)
[*] 356th Air-to-Air Refueling Group (SAR-8 [i]Extender[/i] Heavy Air-to-Air Refueling Aircraft)
[*] 409th Electronic Warfare Group (SAT-400EW Electronic Warfare/PsyOps Aircraft)
[*] 411th Electronic Warfare Group (SARC-135 Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft/SAC-8 JSTARS Aircraft)
[*] 505th Airborne Warning Group (SAR-4 [i]Crane[/i] AWACS Aircraft)
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"In keeping with Swedish military tradition, with the restoration of the monarchy, all branch service emblems and unit crests can once again be adorned with the crown of the Swedish Monarchy. The Swedish Navy shall also recognize the same tradition, and all ships will now officially be known as [i]Her Majesty's Ship[/i] or [i]HMS[/i], followed by the ships' actual name. The [i]Livgardet[/i], as the official guards of the royal family and Stockholm Palace, will once again be posted outside the residence, as tradition dictates."

[i]Theo Nyquist
Minister of Defense[/i]

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Swedish Admiralty to the Office of the Minister of Defense[/b]

In order to ensure the integrity of our naval fleet, as well as be able to maintain sizable combat forces abroad, whatever the requirement may be, the Swedish Admiralty has authorized and submitted a request for the outfitting of the Swedish Navy Auxiliary. The Auxiliary forces, much like the Swedish Home Army, will play a second-line, yet equally important job of maintaining the combat effectiveness of both naval vessels, as well as ground forces abroad. As aerial resupply continues to be an expensive proposition for any nation to undertake for significant amounts of time, it will be up to the prepositioning ships of the Swedish Naval Auxiliary to stockpile supplies, as well as deliver them in order to ensure ground forces are properly replenished and refueled at a constant rate.

To fulfill the requirements of the Auxiliary Sealift and Replenishment Command, the Swedish Navy has authorized the construction of six [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Hope_class_vehicle_cargo_ship]Industry-class[/url] roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo vessels. Along with the procurement of these vessels, the Admiralty has granted funding for three [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Sealift_Ship][i]Titanic[/i]-class[/url] roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo/palletized cargo vessels, and six [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Maj._Bernard_F._Fisher_%28T-AK-4396%29][i]Altair[/i]-class[/url] container support vessels, as well as two [url=http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa325/VictorDeltaRomeo/449a.jpg]Explorer-class[/url] oil tankers. To fulfill at-sea replenishment requirements, the navy has contracted for five [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_class_dry_cargo_ship][i]Duty[/i]-class[/url] dry cargo replenishment ships, and five [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_J._Kaiser_class_oiler][i]Supplier[/i]-class[/url] underway refueling ships to be built at various shipyards around the country. Fleet operations are also to be supported by three [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supply_class_fast_combat_support_ship][i]Ready[/i]-class[/url] fast combat support ships.

The Admiralty has also contracted the construction of sixteen [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenger_class_mine_countermeasures_ship][i]Avenger[/i]-class[/url] Mine Countermeasures Ships, which will be manned by auxiliary as well as regular service naval crews. The Admiralty has also acquired two [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Impeccable_%28T-AGOS-23%29][i]Ascertain[/i]-class[/url] surveillance ships, and one [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Howard_O._Lorenzen_%28T-AGM-25%29][i]Observer[/i]-class[/url] missile range instrumentation ship. In order to fulfill repair and medical duties, the Admiralty has ordered two [url=http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/Great%20Britain/rfa_diligence_a132.png][i]Restore[/i]-class[/url] repair depot ships be constructed, as well as ordering three [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFA_Argus_%28A135%29][i]Comfort[/i]-class[/url] medical evacuation and depot ships.

In addition, the Admiralty of Sweden has contracted the construction of three [url=http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Never%20Built%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/AKUSSAFSBS-type.png][i]Monolith[/i]-class[/url] afloat forward staging bases for supporting ongoing ground and maritime operations where staging bases are limited.

All of these vessels will be manned by elements of the Swedish Naval Auxiliary, as well as extra sailors and officers provided by the Swedish Navy. In times of war, when the Swedish Government decides to activate their full enlistment contracts, these auxiliaries will be paid full-time salaries, and will be fully commissioned ranks in the Swedish Naval Forces, much like soldiers in the Swedish Home Army. Some of these orders have already been completed, and others are still pending construction.

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The SAF-9 [i]Wargaz[/i] has finished development and testing, and the first operational fighters are being deployed to the 1st Fighter Group, and will eventually replaced or supplement most squadrons of SAF-44 fighters in the future. The entirety of the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Fighter Groups are expected to be flying the [i]Wargaz[/i] within the next four months, while the SAF-44 Fighter-equipped squadrons of the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Fighter Groups will retain any SAF-1 Fighters currently serving, while trading in their SAF-44 Fighters.

Saab Aerospace is currently developing the SAB-101 [i]Dragon[/i] Strategic Stealth Bomber at full pace, with an experimental production model soon to be unveiled from its Karlstad Facility, and will be reporting features and statistics within the coming month.

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The configuration of armor regiments has been significantly changed, with an authorized strength of two hundred total armored fighting vehicles, split into four battalions of fifty tanks each, up from a total regimental strength of one-hundred and twenty tanks split evenly between four battalions. Additionally, all armored battalions have had adjustments made to battalion headquarters company, which has now been issued four AMX 10 RC armored cars, as well as two mechanized infantry platoons of thirty men each for infantry support and reconnaissance duties, along with issued CV90 IFVs to carry the troops into battle.

This reconfiguration also precludes the development and deployment of the Swedish Army's X Corps, also known as the Shock Corps, designed for leading mechanized offensives and elastic defense operations. The "Shock Corps" is built around maneuver enhancement, and all of its formations are heavily mechanized and/or motorized, including its artillery elements, which has a second artillery regiment, with extra M136 Rocket Saturation Systems, to provide extra firepower for armored breakthroughs.

[b]X Corps - Shock Corps[/b]

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[*] Queens Dragoon Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Scania[/i] Dragoon Brigade (Armored)
[*] [i]Uppland[/i] Hussars Brigade (Armored)
[*] North [i]Lappland[/i] County Brigade (Mechanized Infantry)
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Lappland[/i]
[*] Artillery Regiment [i]Scania[/i]
[*] 110th Sustainment Brigade
[*] 210th Anti-Aircraft Regiment
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In light of recent events, Sweden has returned to STRATCON 3 - [b]FULL ALERT[/b], and has begun the mobilization of reserve forces as well as increased air patrols over Sweden's maritime and land approaches. With global events happening at an accelerated pace, vehicles and equipment from the III and VII Corps, and Artillery Regiment [i]Scania[/i] and 5th Marine Expeditionary Unit were quickly loaded on board on a number of auxiliary vessels, including fast sealift ships and general container ships. Soldiers with the III and VII Corps plus their additional artillery and Marine counterparts, as well as well as elements with the [i]Jamtland[/i] Ranger Brigade, and Battalion 1120 would begin their relocation through charter civilian airliners to their destination; Central Asia. Once loaded, the ships sailing with the soldiers' equipment, would sail for Slavorussia, while a secure diplomatic transmission would be forward to Slavorussia's Foreign Ministry.

[quote]"In light of global security conditions at this time, and in the interests of supporting a mutual ally of both of ours, Sweden would like to humbly request the use of Slavorussian infrastructure and territory to transport military vehicles, equipment, and supplies to Central Asia. While in transit, these vehicles would be under guard by Swedish security forces, as well as crewed by their drivers and commanders only. We would also like to utilize Slavorussian Airspace to traverse a faster route over the North Pole, all military aircraft would not be armed, the only aircraft that would loiter would be tanker aircraft to refuel aircraft as they made this journey.

Any cost associated with the transportation of Swedish military equipment can be paid to the Slavorussian Government. The use of railroads, ports, and other facilities would be paramount during the transit of our forces during this operation. We will understand if this request is denied, and no grudges or ill-will should be held towards Slavorussia for denying this request."[/quote]

Another secure transmission would be made to the Greater German Foreign Ministry;

[quote]"In the interest of ensuring the support of our mutual ally, the United Federation of the East, in any possible conflict that should arise, Sweden requests Greater Germany to allow for forces of Sweden's Army and Air Force to base themselves in its' Central Asian protectorate. These forces will, provided they are guaranteed transit through Slavorussia, ensure the integrity of the borders of this protectorate, as well as support and undertake combat operations against any aggression directed towards our allies."[/quote]

While the ships would make for ports of call along Slavorussia's Baltic Coast, provided the diplomatic dispatch was responded favorably to, Sweden's Air Force would also be on the move. First, Second, Third, and Tenth Fighter Groups, along with Tactical Strike Group 2 and elements of Special Warfare Group 66 would be tasked with relaying to Central Asia, and then on to the UFE itself. Also in the large convoy of aircraft would be elements of Strategic Bombardment Group 3, Airlift Elements, portions of the 409th, 411th, and 505th Groups, and elements of Sweden's air-to-air refueling groups. These aircraft would also fly on to Central Asia. Fighters from the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fighter Groups and Tactical Strike Aircraft from Tactical Strike 1 and Strategic Bombardment Group 2 would begin transit to Athenian Bases in Spain. A secure communique would be relayed to Athens over the relocation of aircraft, which also included auxiliary refueling, electronic warfare, airlift, and airborne warning aircraft.

[quote]"In the interests of supporting a mutual ally, the Kingdom of Sweden humbly requests the permission of the Athenian Government to relocate air and ground forces to Athenian Bases, and our naval forces to Athenian waters."[/quote]

As the air force began readying itself for the massive task of relaying its' forces at hand, elements of the Swedish Navy would depart bases at Gothenberg, Malmo, and Karlskrona for Athenian bases on the Atlantic. In the vanguard of this force, three aircraft carriers, three amphibious assault carriers, three amphibious transport docks, two arsenal ships, four cruisers, four destroyers, six frigates, seven littoral combat ships, six nuclear attack submarines, six long-range diesel ultraquiets, and three guided missile submarines would rendezvous in the Kattegat, before proceeding to Athens. On board, elements of the Marine Expeditionary Units One through Four would sail on board the amphibious warfare ships, while elements of the Coastal Rangers Regiment, Battalion 917, and the [i]Lappland[/i] Ranger Brigade would be airlifted to the Iberian Peninsula via strategic airlift aircraft.

It would mark the largest deployment of the armed forces of Sweden to date...

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As war was fast approaching, elements of the Swedish Home Army, which would manage cyber defense of the nation, would begin enacting the usual protocols of compartmentalization. There were no actual outside links into Sweden's Defense Networks. The systems were designed to isolate the Swedish defensive networks, including targeting, communications, and radar systems, which could not be shut down by outside cyber attack. Infrastructure systems were also isolated under the same set of functions, and run by civilian security personnel, who could ensure that if cyber attacks took place, they would not reach the country's infrastructure. Simply by isolating the networks from the worldwide internet framework and networks, and by using its own servers, the defenses of Sweden were all internalized and compartmentalized. Even if one region's systems were to malfunction, or were taken out by direct action, there were redundant systems in place to take on the extra workload.

Sweden's fleet of defense satellites were spread amongst a wide array of facets, from low-altitude surveillance satellites to high-altitude GPS satellites, as well as communications satellites with secure data streams. To avoid cyber attacks, these satellites were armed with verification software which allowed them disallow hacking of their mainframes, and which also allowed for Swedish units to securely communicate in battle. Individual communication systems each had their own uplink data which allowed them to access this network, which was known to the armed forces as the NORDCOMM. This communications and imaging service was provided to Swedish commanders by a variety of sources, which could be transmitted via satellite network, or from high-powered photonics-based sensor systems on battle management aircraft. The imaging service showed up as a high resolution picture, which could be brought to three-dimensional resolution at properly-equipped command centers, giving tactical, operational, and strategic commanders accurate real-time data of the battlefield around them.

Although Sweden's orbital assets were relatively smaller then nations around them, they made up for some of their numerical inferiority with extra maneuverability. This was afforded to the Swedish satellites via a revolutionary thruster system, powered by the satellites' batteries and solar arrays. Using an early version of the variable specific impulse magnetoplasma rocket thrusters, the satellites could indeed maneuver faster then most chemical-based thrusting satellites, it came at the reduced cost in efficiency to the onboard systems while the thrusters were engaged in maneuvering.

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[quote]Your request to transport vital war materiel via Slavorussian rail and airspace is granted insofar as it does not inhibit our own efforts to mobilize in defense of the United Federation of the East.[/quote]

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With permission granted by both Greater Germany and Slavorussia, elements of what was now known as the Swedish Expeditionary Force began traversing Slavorussian and German terrain to begin assembling in Germany's Central Asian Protectorate. Utilizing bases at the old Baikonur Cosmodrome and Aralsk, civilian charter flights would begin relaying troops into the region around the clock, while airlift aircraft brought in the first elements of the Swedish Expeditionary Force Command. Two companies of special operators with Battalion 1120 would arrive at Baikonur and then proceed aboard flown-in SCH-53K Heavy Assault Reduced-RCS Helicopters towards Kunduz, where they would begin setting up a forward operations base and secure the vital airport.

As civilian aircraft relayed Swedish soldiers into various airports in the Baikonur region, ships would quickly make port in Kronstadt, near St. Petersburg, with the bulk of the Expeditionary Forces' vehicle hardware, which would be quickly deployed from the roll-on/roll-off ships to shore. Once on shore, company by company, battalion by battalion, and so on and so forth, the vehicles would begin transferring to railyards for their journey east. While it would certainly be a few days before all equipment was ready, infantry was already organized and on the ground in Central Asia, which would only be the first of the northern storm which was blowing Eastern Europe for its destination in Central Asia. The first combat aircraft were quick to arrive at Baikonur's airports, and they would be followed by many more, as the day would wear on.

UFE-export F-1s, redesignated as SAF-1s, as well as Sweden's premier fighter, the domestically-produced [i]Wargaz[/i], which had yet to be unveiled to any public eye, began air patrols once they arrived, rearmed, and refueled at Baikonur's twin airports, the fighters keeping a close eye over the gathering Swedish forces now bivouacked. Additional aircraft included SAT-400EW electronic warfare aircraft, as well as SARC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft, which began collecting SIGINT and ELINT in the region. SARC-8 battle management aircraft had also arrived shortly after the fighters, and would begin assuming control over the Swedish fighters now aggressively patrolling their army brethren.

Elsewhere, the Swedish fleet and air force units destined for Portugal would divert to Cape Verde, the ships making as fast a headway as possible as they plowed through the English Channel, their engines working almost at maximum capacity as they raced to rendezvous with friendly forces.

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Deployments of Sweden's armaments continued as troops at the twin airports in the Baikonur Area began receiving the first of their vehicle support which had torn across Slavorussia aboard prioritized railroad shipments. The civilian charter airliners would land in groups of four, disgorging almost five hundred troops apiece, before refueling and then taking off, then would be followed by a further four aircraft repeating the same procedure. The entire operation being directed by a loitering SARC-8 Aircraft which managed the entire operation for the airports, as the volume of traffic was rather immense for civilian traffic controllers to handle. Following direction by engineers that had landed at Kyzlorda Airport aboard SAT-400 Heavy Tactical Aircraft, the chartered civilian airliners would begin disgorging troops there as well.

The airliners had all been designated as to which unit they were carrying, and each one would receive destination orders once they were in the air from Sweden, so that the entire operation ensured that at the very least, regiments were landed at the same spot together. Once arrived, military police and commanders would direct them towards bivouac areas in an orderly fashion to await the arrival of vital vehicular equipment or other equipment they were assigned. The first vehicles to arrive in the Baikonur region would be those of the [i]Ostergotland[/i] Brigade, an armored formation. Battalions of armored vehicles and mechanized infantry would soon be rolling out of Baikonur to the southeast, through the former Kyzlorda Province and towards Shymkent. These would be the first of many troops to begin the long march south towards the rugged border of Cochin, at the foot of the Tian Shan Range.

Operating out of various bases in the area, SAF-1 and SAF-9 [i]Wargaz[/i] Stealth Fighters would ensure air superiority ahead of the columns, flying in small tactical groups of four aircraft as they circled protectively over their charges on the ground that motored southeast. Air defense vehicles were primed and active in the columns of troops, while theater-grade air defense systems set up from a forward operating position near Kyzlorda Airport. Patria AMV-ADs armed with anti-missile systems linked actively with their angels above, ready to triangulate inbound munitions and attempt to target them as best they could. Backing up the SAF-1s and SAF-9s would be multiple refueling tankers which loitered in the northwest airspace of the Greater German Protectorate, ready to provide their services to the thirsty fighters. SAB-22 Tactical Strike Aircraft, as well as SAB-1 Strategic Bombers had arrived at air facilities outside Aqtobe and Zhezkazgan, with ground crews arriving shortly thereafter aboard strategic airlift aircraft. SAT-400GS Airborne Gunships from the 66th Special Warfare Group would arrive at Kyzlorda Airport, and begin to prepare for ground support operations.

Meanwhile, at Kunduz, the Special Operators of Battalion 1120 would arrive at the dusty airport without incident and begin setting up local command and control facilities, and establish a perimeter around the airport. The operators were used to independent action, and already had been assigned to their four-man fire teams, should the situation dictate they evacuate and the troops were forced to split into small groups. Two CH-53Ks would remain at the airport, while the rest would refuel and begin their journey back to Baikonur. A further company from Battalion 1120 would begin flying from Kyzlorda to Shymkent, to ensure the security of the city's airport facilities, on board a flight of four CH-53Ks which had arrived and were quickly assembled.

In the Atlantic, the Swedish Navy had established a patrol perimeter southwest of Cape Verde, while its ships quickly replenished on fuel and supplies from arriving underway replenishment ships, which had sailed quickly after the combat ships. On the islands' archipelago itself, air and land forces from the Swedish Army and Air Force had arrived and established bivouacs at the Athenian facilities while ground crews saw to the maintenance of various aircraft, from fighters all the way up to strategic airlift aircraft.

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[quote]TO: SWEDISH DEFENSE MINISTRY
FROM: FINNISH DEFENSE MINISTRY
SUBJ: NAVAL PURCHASES

Finnish defense officials are seeking to begin constructing several ships for Finnish coastal defense. The following classes are being considered:

[i]Kirov[/i] class battlecruiser
[i]Wasp[/i] class amphibious assault ship
[i]Stockhold[/i] class corvette

Considering the range and size of Swedish naval facilities, we in Finland feel it would be in our best interests to commission a neighbor for this project.

Regards,
Admiral Matti Mäki[/quote]

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[quote][b]To:[/b] Finnish Defense Ministry
[b]From:[/b] Swedish Defense Ministry
[b]Subj:[/b] RE: NAVAL PURCHASES

Admiral Mäki, we must first congratulate and laud your country's first successful election, which we perceive as a step forward in improving bilateral relations with your nation. On that note, Karlskrona AB would gladly accept your procurement request for the vessels you outlined. Fortunately, the corvettes and landing ship that you requested are products that have been procured already for the Swedish Reserve Fleet, and therefore can be transferred to your possession in a matter of days. The construction of a [i]Kirov[/i]-class Battlecruiser will take a little bit of time for the shipyards to complete (OOC: Lets say a week and a half or so?). We will be happy to also procure a series of four missile patrol boats as well, which would serve to improve the patrol capabilities along your Baltic Coastline.

Our governments' financial staff will be in contact with your own about payment for this arms deal, and we would like the transfer of these vessels to take place at Mariehamn, in the Aaland Archipelago. Authorizations will be granted to unarmed Finnish Navy personnel to enter at the local airport, to take control of these vessels on the day of their arrival.

Regards,

[i]Theo Nyquist
Minister of Defense[/i][/quote]

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"By orders of the Swedish Expeditionary Command, and Swedish Home Command, the IV Corps is hereby put on a twenty-four activation and deployment notice, all units associated with the IV Corps should report to their barracks and respective home bivouac areas. All heavy equipment is to move to prepositioning locations, pending a long-term deployment should they be required.

All other Army units are hereby put on standby status for possible home front security tasks, including defense and response to CBRN attacks, should they occur. Swedish Home Army personnel shall continue duties of informing public on local fallout shelter locations, as well as assisting civilians in acquiring relevant gear. The Swedish Air Force will continue normal heightened alert air patrols along land and maritime airspace approaches to the Kingdom, while the Navy's littoral craft continue their sovereignty patrol operations."

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