April 5, 2013
CF-18 jets fly over Iceland during OP IGNITION 2013.
Operation IGNITION is Canada’s periodic participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Surveillance and Interception Capabilities to meet Iceland's Peacetime Preparedness Needs, which is a NATO operation conducted to patrol Iceland’s airspace.
Known as Task Force Iceland, the Canadian Armed Forces contingent comprises about 160 personnel and includes a detachment of six CF-18 Hornet jet fighters plus a support element located at Keflavik Air Base.
Photo: Cpl Pierre Habib, 3 Wing Bagotville
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