The Commander of NATO's Joint Force Command Norfolk, U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, and the Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Tron Strand, describe the mission integrating in Iceland's security into NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence. The Allied deployments to the High North demonstrate the commitment and readiness to securing Alliance airspace. Admiral Lewis' visit underlines the transatlantic link within NATO and the role of Joint Force Command Norfolk in securing lines of communications in the North Atlantic.
In terms of NATO Strategy, this mission is a refocus on deterrence. Deterrence starts here in the North Atlantic
Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Commander Joint Force Command Norfolk
NATO Air Policing has been a cornerstone of Alliance collective security for 60 years. The deployment of modern fighter aircraft like the F-35 underscores how NATO Allies integrates innovative approaches to continue safeguarding Alliance airspace.