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Canadian Troops Install Mobile Radar on Reykjanes

By Yelena

Canadian Air Force Radar Keflavík

The Icelandic Coast Guard and 30 Canadian air force troops have installed a mobile radar station at Miðnesheiði, near Keflavík Airport on the Reykjanes peninsula. The equipment was brought from Canada to ensure uninterrupted surveillance of Iceland’s air space while Iceland updates its permanent radar system.

The Icelandic government allocated ISK 127 million ($1m/€900,000) of last year’s defence budget toward updating the country’s radar system and military base systems. According to a Coast Guard press release, the installation of the mobile radar is largely funded by NATO.

Canadian Air Force Radar Keflavík

Canadian Air Force Radar Keflavík

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