The Italian Air Force has re-assumed for the second time NATO Air Policing Operation, leading the mission from mid March until mid April 2017.
The Operation is formulated to ensure the security and integrity of NATO member’s Airspace, to increase the interoperability and integration of Iceland’s Air Force with the NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System.
“This joined Aerial defense in the Iceland is a clear example of rational management and sharing of the available resources among NATO member States.” Elaborated General Claudio Graziano, Chief of Italian Defense March 7, 2017 © Italian MoD
Described by the Italian Ministry of Defense: The Air Force has deployed six Eurofighter to the operation and its task will be to ensure the security surveillance of Iceland Airspace until mid-April, while conducting joint Training activities with the local Coast Guard.
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Sources: Italian MoD, Italian Air Fore, NATO Air Command Public Affairs Office