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.
A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35 fighter jet in front of a shelter at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland. The photo was taken during the first Norwegian F-35 deployment to Iceland in 2020.
Archive photo by Hedwig Halgunset.
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.