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Sweden and Finland Air Surveillance over Iceland Next Year

Sweden and Finland will begin regular air surveillance patrols over Iceland next year. The national parliaments of Sweden and Finland have passed a resolution confirming their participation but the participation of the two non-NATO countries is subject to NATO approval.

keflavikairport_ipaKeflavík International Airport. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

The patrol will take place in February. A number of preparation conferences will be held later this year with the final meeting scheduled in Iceland at the end of October, as announced in a press release from the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Friday.

All three countries will provide fighter jets and radars from NATO and helicopters and a fuel-refilling plane from Finland and Sweden will also be part of the surveillance.

Around 200-250 persons will take part in the surveillance project.

Related:

08.11.2012 | Iceland Foreign Minister: Air Surveillance Symbol of Nordic Solidarity

30.10.2012 | Finland and Sweden Reaffirm Commitment to Air Surveillance over Iceland

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