Icelandic news translated into English

November 4, 2008

Denmark sends F-16 fighters to Iceland

Filed under: announcements — newsfrettir @ 3:42 pm

F-16 fighter jet - picture Þorgeir
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, prime minister of Denmark announced in his weekly press conference in Copenhagen today that they will send four F-16 fighter jets to Iceland next year for airspace protection.

The Danish are with this participating in a plan of NATO about airspace surveillance of Iceland. Posted by the Ritzau newsroom the Danish will be in charge of the surveillance the first three weeks in the first quarter of next year.

NATO agreed the airspace surveillance in July 2007 after the requests of Geir H. Haarde prime minister, who posted the request after the retreat of the American Navy base. The surveillance will be according to the decisions of NATO and will be every quarter of the year.

It was planned that the English would be doing the surveillance at the end of this year. On the other hand there have been thoughts to withdraw the surveillance to save money.

(News Article by noname)
Original Article in Icelandic

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