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Italy ready to send F-35 aircraft to Iceland

Mission falls within the framework of NATO activities

The Government of Italy is ready to deploy some F-35A Lockheed Martin military aircraft of the Air Force in Iceland. The mission, which is expected to last two months, is part of the air policing activities carried out by Rome within the Atlantic Alliance. The interceptor aircraft will carry out tasks planned to support the aerial surveillance of the Icelandic borders. 

This was announced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on its website. The mission will involve four F-35A fighters and 130 military pilots, ground personnel, technical support and protection forces. This is the third deployment of Italian fifth-generation military aircraft to Iceland after 2019 and 2020. Italy previously conducted air policing operations in the North with the Eurofighter Typhoon in 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

On the same topic see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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