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Finland, Sweden may have joint navy, air force

Dec 07, 2014    

Helsinki, Dec 7 (IANS) Finnish Defence Minister Carl Haglund has said that Finland and Sweden could have a joint navy and air force in five years.He said this to the Swedish daily Hufvudstadsbladet Saturday, the Finnish Independence Day, Xinhua reported.Haglund said such cooperation would require a formal military alliance between Finland and Sweden, and it should be part of the programme of the next Finnish government.He gave the Netherlands and Belgium as an example of European countries that have amalgamated their naval forces.Haglund said Finland would have access to submarines by forging ...

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