Adverse weather delays transfer of Gripen fighter jets to Iceland

09-10-2014

Adverse weather conditions delayed the planned flight of five of Gripen fighter jets to Iceland scheduled for Thursday morning, according to Czech military sources. The jets and a number of soldiers were scheduled to fly to Iceland within a joint military operation to protect Iceland's airspace. The main part of the 75 member Czech contingent is already there. The Czech army was originally to protect Iceland’s airspace for five weeks but agreed to extend it to seven at NATO’s request.