Jan 30, 2014
Norwegian jets take on NATO’s peacetime preparedness mission over Iceland
Six Norwegian F-16 fighter jets touched down in Iceland on 27 January to take on NATO’s mission to provide airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet Iceland’s peacetime preparedness needs.
The deployment will both provide Iceland with a quick-reaction capability of fighter jets ready to scramble if required to conduct the peacetime NATO Air Policing mission, and ensure that Icelandic and NATO personnel are fully trained and experienced to support all future such deployments.
The Norwegian jets will be deployed to Iceland until 21 February.