The Royal Danish Air Force will be taking over NATO’s Icelandic air policing to patrol Iceland’s airspace on Monday, August 31, mbl.is reports. Sixty air force members will participate in the project, along with personnel from NATO’s Combined Air Operations Centre in Uedem, Germany. The air force unit will bring four F-16 fighter aircraft to the country, the Icelandic Coast Guard (Landhelgisgæsla) announced.
Approach flight exercises are expected to be conducted at the secondary airports in Akureyri and Egilsstaðir September 2-4.
The project will be executed in the same manner as in earlier years and in accordance with NATO’s airspace policing strategy for Iceland. The operation is expected to conclude October 2.