Danish Air Force begins NATO air policing in Iceland

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Danish F-16s will begin flying air policing sorties from Keflavik Air Base on Wednesday (17 August 2022), as part of NATO’s continuing mission to keep Icelandic airspace safe and secure.

Photo by Royal Danish Air Force.

The Danish detachment will work alongside the Icelandic Coast Guard, and will be on standby until mid-September. This is the fifth deployment of Danish fighter aircraft to Iceland, following deployments in 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2018.

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