The NATO-country Iceland does not have its own defense and no capacity
to meet the country's need for sovereignty and surveillance. Therefore NATO has
periodic air defense presence on Iceland.
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The mission NATO conducts in Iceland is a peacetime mission, which is
specific and unique to Iceland. Given its unique geographical location,
Allies, in conjunction with the Icelandic authorities, have agreed that
the appropriate response is to maintain a periodic presence of NATO
fighter aircraft based at Keflavik to help keep Icelandic airspace safe
and secure. The focus of the "peacetime preparedness mission” is to
establish air surveillance and interception coverage over Iceland in
order to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace.
Norway carries out the QRA-mission on a daily basis. We have two
F-16s on a 15 minutes standby in Bodø at all
times. The mission is therefore well-known for Norway. The Norwegian Air Force
has also solved other Air Policing missions before, in Lithuania and several
times on Iceland. Both of these missions have been solved with the F-16. Now
the F-35 will take over.
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Watch the arrival of the first time the Royal Norwegian Air Force has deployed their F-35's to an international operation: