[…] Iceland’s geography makes it a key NATO ally, with its strategic remote radar and communication sites, providing 24/7/365 air surveillance for continued Allied operations in the Arctic.
Since NATO facilities and systems function slightly differently than those run by the U.S. Department of Defense, additional allied members with immeasurable experience of Air Policing operations provided the CRC team with detailed guidance on how to execute their respective functions with success.
“We have an extensive knowledge of NATO’s operational processes,” said Estonian Defense Force 2nd Lieutenant Rein Kikerpill. “As you would expect, everyone here is very capable, and we were able to get the team on board with that process quickly.”
Controlling the outcome of an air intercept requires composure, confidence and decisive action. For the third consecutive week, NATO forces continue to provide a steadfast layer of collective defense for the Arctic region. Läs artikel