Bidding information will be released today on the U.S. Navy’s planned refurbishing of navy hangars in Keflavík.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland would like to protect a British-made aircraft hangar at Reykjavík Domestic Airport.
Newly declassified US documents reveal that during the Cold War, US authorities contemplated deploying nuclear weapons in Iceland without alerting Icelandic authorities.
In a report published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), US Authorities are encouraged to reopen their naval air station in Keflavík, Iceland.
Yesterday, Iceland and the US signed a joint agreement regarding cooperation in the area of defense.
With nearly a decade having passed since the American military left Iceland, there are some 115 companies based on the old base, with 800 staff. Over the next three years, it is hoped that the number of people working in the old high security zone will top 1,200.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson welcomes US military projects in Iceland, since they will create jobs, but says no negotiations have taken place regarding increased operations of the US navy here.
The US military website Stars and Stripes reported yesterday that the US navy is returning to its former base in Keflavík for the purpose of hunting Russian submarines.