Iceland's "Peacetime Preparedness Needs"
Surveillance and Interception Capabilities to meet Iceland’s Peacetime
Preparedness Needs (ASIC IPPN) mission establishes air surveillance and interception
coverage over Iceland in order to maintain the integrity of the NATO airspace.
the withdrawal of US forces from Iceland in 2008, NATO initiated the mission,
as Iceland does not have its own national air force. This provides NATO and Icelandic support personnel with
the necessary training, to ensure that the Alliance can conduct a full-scale
peacetime Air Policing mission at short notice.
aircraft, ground crews and fighter controllers conduct Air Policing activities such
as air surveillance and control through the deployment of NATO fighter
aircraft. These are based in Keflavik and deploy three times a year, typically
for three to four weeks.