Norway ready for third deployment of F-35 to Iceland

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

The Royal Norwegian Air Force are deploying F-35 fighter aircraft for a deployment to NATO's Air Policing mission in Iceland.

For the third time after 2020 and 2021, Norway sends their modern fifth generation fighters to provide an intercept capability for Icelandic airspace.

From 20 January on, the F-35s will be on stand-by to safeguard the airspace in the High North. Controlled by NATO’s Control and Reporting Centre at Keflavik and at Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem, Germany, they will work with the Icelandic Coast Guard demonstrating enduring cohesion and solidarity among Allies.

Allies have supported Iceland’s peacetime preparedness needs with rotational fighter detachments since 2008 integrating NATO airspace in the High North with Alliance-wide Air Policing standards.


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